Feral Light are a band from Minnesota that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording plays a mixture of post black metal and black'n'roll and this is a review of their 2019 album "Fear Rides A Shadow" which will be released on February 2nd by Pulverised Records.
A very dark guitar orientated intro starts off the album while also introducing melodic riffing onto the recording. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling along with the vocals being mostly high pitched black metal screams.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. A great amount of post metal influences are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
At times the music also gets very atmospheric sounding as well as the guitar leads bringing in more of a melodic style. on the second track the music starts incorporating more black 'n'roll elements which also gives the songs more diversity as well as some more dissonant structures also being utilized at times and the music is not as crust influenced as previous recordings. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover war, history and apocalyptic themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Feral Light and if you are a fan of post black metal and black'n'roll, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "arrow And Beast" and "Carbonic Dust". 8 out of 10.