Fangsylvania are a solo project from Sweden that plays a vampiric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Blodtorstig".
Ritualistic and tribal beats start off the album along with some epic sounding synths a few seconds later which mixes in with the heavier sections of the music. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody.When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style. Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording along with the music also capturing the early 90's symphonic style at times which also reminds me of some of Emperor's material of that era while also having more of his own sound and ukulele's can as be heard briefly.
As the album progresses a brief use of clean guitars can also be heard while a later track is an instrumental and at times the music also gets very atmospheric sounding as well as the closing track also adding in a brief use of classical guitars. The production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover vampirism themes with a romantic or gothic touch.
In my opinion Fangsylvania are a very great sounding vampiric black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Of Lamented Flesh And Eternity" "Bereft Relection Of Existence" and "The Forbidden Tutelage of Immortality". 8 out of 10.