Ascensions Fall are a solo project from Australia that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very melancholic and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of his self released 2019 album "Her Majesty Dethroned".
A very dark and atmospheric sounding synth starts off the album while also mixing in with the heavier sections of the music at times. 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.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style while the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams. Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some death metal growls also being added into some parts of the music.
The riffs also add in a great amount of melody while some of the tracks are very long and epic in length. As the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts and clean guitars can also be heard and one of the later tracks is an instrumental. The production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover darkness, depression and earth themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ascensions Fall and if you are a fan of melancholic and melodic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dark Entails Of Human Revolution" "Lands Of The Cursed North" and "Lands Where Shadows Roam". 8 out of 10.