Allegiance are a band from France that plays an emperial form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 album "Beyond The black Wave" which will be released in October.
Clean playing starts off the album while whispers and spoken word parts can also be heard in the background briefly before going into a heavier direction while also mixing in atmospheric sounding synths along with the faster sections of the songs also using a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody as well as spoken word part also making a return in certain sections of the recording.
A great amount of mid 90's influences can also be heard in the bands musical style and as the album progresses clean singing can also be heard briefly while the guitar solos and leads when they are utilized are done in a very melodic style along with all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Allegiance plays a style of black metal that is very powerful and melodic while also being very heavily influenced by the Norwegian style, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover fantasy and mysticism themes.
In my opinion Allegiance are a very great sounding epic, atmospheric and melodic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Fall Of Black Heroes" "The Entity Behind The Wall Of Flames" and "Sorceress Queen". 8 out of 10.