Yellow Eyes are a band from New York that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Rare Field Ceiling" which will be released on June 28th by Gilead Media.
Field recordings and drones start off the album while all of the tracks are very long and epic in length before going into a heavier direction. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with solos and leads being done in a very atmospheric and melodic style and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some female vocals also being used briefly.
At times the music also gets very atmospheric sounding along with some tracks also bringing in a small amount of home made and ethnic musical instruments which also gives the songs more of an avant garde feeling when they are utilized and as the album progresses drones also make a brief return, clean playing is also introduced on the closing track. The production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover abstract, sadness, nature, solitude and peasantry themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Yellow Eyes and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "warmth Trance Reversal" and "Rare Field Ceiling". 8 out of 10.