Brazil's Ecos Postumos have returned with a new recording which takes their depressive black metal style in a different direction and this is a review of their self released 2018 demo "Escombros".
Depressive sounding melodies start off the demo while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style along with some clean playing also being utilized at times and spoken word parts can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording as well as some keyboards also being utilized in the background.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while melodic chants and singing can also be heard at times while the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
The vocals are mostly grim yet depressive black metal screams while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some symphonic and progressive elements also being used briefly and all of the tracks sound very different from each other as well as the guitar leads being done in a very melodic style.
On this recording Ecos Postumos get more experimental and creative with their depressive style of black metal while also mixing in new sounds, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Portuguese and cover mental disorders, inner struggles, depression and suicide themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Exos Postumos and if you are a fan of depressive black metal that is very creative and original, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lascas" "Detritos" and "Reticencias". 8/5 out of 10.