Ultra Silvam are a band from Sweden that plays a raw, old school and melodic style of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "The Spearwound Salvation which will be released in March by Shadow Records.
A very fast and melodic sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats. The vocals are mostly angry sounding black metal screams while the tremolo picking also gives the songs more of a raw feeling. Elements of thrash and first wave black metal can also be heard in the music.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark, raw, melodic and old school style. Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also adding in more of a different style than most of the Swedish bands.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and while the mostly is heavily rooted in the past it still sounds very modern at the same time as well as the music always sticking to a very heavy and aggressive style and one track also adds in a brief use of drones. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in a mixture of English and Swedish and cover submission, worship and devilry themes.
In my opinion Ultra Silvam are a very great sounding raw, old school and melodic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Spearwound Salvation" "Wings Of Burial" and "The First Wound". 8/5 out of 10.