Sweden's Golgota have returned with a new recording which continues the raw and melodic style of black metal from previous releases and this is a review of their 2019 album "Skam" which was released by Satanath Records.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album before going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction. Clean vocals can also be heard in some parts of the music along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard while the tremolo picking also gives the songs more of a raw feeling when it is utilized. Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style.
On some of the later tracks acoustic guitars and clean playing also make a brief return along with the vocals also getting very deep sounding at times. The music also has a lot of 90's influences but done in a more modern style and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can also be heard, towards the end synths can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Swedish and cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Golgota and if you are a fan of melodic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vinterbarn" "Job" and "Janus Spegel". 8 out of 10.