Hallig are a band from Germany that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays a very atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "A Distant Reflection Of Reality" which was released by Talheim Records.
Atmospheric sounding synths start off the album and also mix into the heavier sections of the music while the faster sections of the songs use a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the songs a more raw feeling along with the vocals being mostly high pitched black metal screams.
Spoken word parts and growls can also be heard at times while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style.
Clean vocals a re also added on some of the tracks while some of the songs are very long and epic in length along with the riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody and one track also introduces rain and thunder sounds onto the recording and as the album progresses some of the tracks bring in a small amount of clean guitars and on track is all instrumental.
On this recording Hallig takes their atmospheric style of black metal into a different direction while also showing a great amount of progress, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Hallig and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Neuses Land" "To Walk With Giants" "From Ashes All Blooms" and "A Distant Reflection of The Void". 8 out of 10.