Leiru are a band from Hungary that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording plays a mixture of black and heavy metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Ido" which will be released on March 15th by Sun & Moon Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the recording more of a raw black metal feeling and the vocals are done in more of a clean style.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads bring in more of a 70's influenced style mixed in with some more modern influences also being used at times. The songs also mix in elements of traditional metal.
The vocals also add in more of a grim blackened approach on one song along with some whispers also being utilized briefly as well as a couple of the tracks also being very long and epic length. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Hungarian and cover personal relationships, dreams and nightmare themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Leiru and if you are a fan of black and traditional metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ido" and "A kardok lehullanak". 8 out of 10.