Faustian Pact are a band from Finland that plays a heroic and romantic style of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Outojen Tornien Varjoissa" which will be released on February 14th by Werewolf Records.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album along with some spoken word parts also being utilized at times. Keyboards can also be heard in some parts of the music while the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams and when the music speeds up blast beats can also be heard.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the songs more of a raw feeling while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as some female vocals also being used on a couple of tracks.
The songs also bring in a great amount of 90's influences as well as one track also adding in a small amount of demonic vocals and a later song also introduces acoustic guitars onto the recording, choir vocals can also be heard briefly on the closing track. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover mythology, swords and sorcery and vast forgotten realms.
In my opinion Faustian Pact are a very great sounding heroic and romantic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Saastainen Valo Lintutornissa" "Loitsupuut" "Valottomien Askelton Takana" and "Vimeisen Tyrannin Silma". 8/5 out of 10.