Eadem are a band from Portugal that plays a traditional free jam form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 mini album "Luguber" which will be released in October by Iron Bonehead Productions.
Ritualistic effects start off the mini album before adding in some dark and melodic sounding riffing while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with some clean vocals being used briefly as well as the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style.
Crazy sounding black metal screams can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while the music captures an improv atmosphere along with some female vocals being used briefly and when tremolo picking and blast beats are utilized they give the music more of a raw feeling as well as the songs also bringing in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the ep progresses a brief use of spoken word samples can also be heard.
Eadem plays a style of black metal that is very original and captures an improv feeling, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover sorcery, occultism, superstitions, depraved poetry and alcoholism themes.
In my opinion Eadem are a very great sounding tradition free jam black metal and if you are looking for something original, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Restrained By An Old Rite" and "Head Held Up". 8 out of 10.