Newfoundland, Canada's Artach have returned with a new recording which continues the raw, epic and melodic style of black metal from t heir previous tracks and this is a review of their self released 2020 single "Shimmer".
A very heavy and melodic sound starts off the song which is also over 6 minutes in length. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them while the faster sections of the track also bring in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly done in an angry black metal style along with the song also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. When guitar leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style as well as some clean playing also being used briefly, the spoken word parts are quoted from a poem written by David Vedder and the production also sounds very professional for being a self released recording.
In my opinion this is another great sounding track from Artach and if you are a fan of raw, melodic and epic black metal, you should check out this song. 8 out of 10.