Ayyur are a band from Tunisia that plays a soul tearing form of atmospheric black metal and this is a review of their 2018 ep "The Lunatic Creature" which will be released on November 30th as a joint effort between Sentient Ruin Laboratories and Vendetta Records.
Ambient style soundscapes start off the ep before going into a heavier direction along with the riffs also utilizing a decent amount of melody while the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams and when the music speeds up you can also hear a small amount of tremolo picking and blast beats.
Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic and atmospheric style along with the musicians also demonstrating a great amount of talent and skill as well as also adding in a great amount of modern influences and the music sticks to mostly either a slow or mid tempo direction and atmospheric soundscapes are also added onto some of the later tracks.
Ayyur plays a style of black metal that is very modern and atmospheric sounding, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Berber mysticism , esotericism and mythology.
In my opinion Ayyur are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lugubrious Fields" and "The Lunatic Creature". 8 out of 10.