Heaume Mortal are a band from France that plats a mixture of atmospheric black and doom metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Solstices" which will be released in March by Les Acteurs de I'Ombre Productions.
A very dark, heavy and atmospheric sound starts off the album while all of the tracks are very long and epic in length. When vocals are added into the music they are all high pitched black metal screams while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Clean guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording as well as the music also adding in dissonant structures at times. Elements of doom metal are also added into the slower sections of the music and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts. Blast beats are also added into the faster sections of the songs.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style as well as some nature orientated soundscapes also being used briefly. A great amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing and at times they screams also add in more of a depressive style.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. As the album progresses they also bring in a cover of Burzum's "Erblicket die tochter des firmament" as well as well as the last track also introducing ambient style synths onto the recording which is also an instrumental. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover nature, ancient and modern world themes.
In my opinion Heume Mortal are a very great sounding mixture of atmospheric black and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Yesteyears" and "Oldborn". 8 out of 10.