Ramihrdis are a solo project from Wisconsin that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a dark, atmospheric and ambient form of black metal with some elements of folk music and this is a review of his 2019 album "Midsummer's Twilight" which will be released in December as a joint effort between Casus Bellis Music and Beverina.
Ambient style synths start off the album and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the songs at times. At times the music also gets very atmospheric sounding along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style while the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams.
Growls are also added into some parts of the music along with some clean male and female vocals also being utilized at times. Folk and stringed instruments are also added into some parts of the recording while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody as well some of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
As the album progresses the music also speeds up briefly and also introduces a brief use of blast beats onto the recording along with most of the tracks sticking to a slower direction and the closing track is an instrumental. The production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover nature, emotions and the afterlife.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ramihrdus and if you are a fan of ambient and atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mistress of the Frigid Night" and "Midnight In Autumn". 8 out of 10.