Drimys Winteri are a band from Chile that plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of t heir 2019 album "Excelsa Natura" which will be released on June 30th by Australis Records.
Melodic guitar leads and heavy riffs start off the album while some of the songs are very long and epic in length. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
At times the music also gets very atmospheric sounding as well as some clean playing also being added into certain sections of the recording. Keyboards can also be heard briefly while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with one track also introducing a brief use of spoken word parts onto the recording and as the album progresses an instrumental is added onto the recording. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Spanish cover nature and sadness themes.
In my opinion Drimys Winteri are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of the musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mistica Nostalgia" "Microcosmos Simbolico" and "Orgullosa naturaleza II (El incondicional canto de las aves)". 8 out of 10.