PIME are a band from Estonia that plays a very melodic and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 ep "Akivasha" which was released by Lorebreaker Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the ep before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams along with some tracks also adding in a small amount of acoustic guitars.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. At times the music also has its atmospheric moments as well as the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style and the music also brings in a good balance between modern and old school influences, when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style and as the ep progresses folk instruments can also be heard briefly.
PIME plays a style of black metal that is very aggressive, melodic and atmospheric sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in a mixture of English and Estonian and cover Satanism, Occultism and Dark Fantasy themes that are inspired by the writings of J.R.R Tolkien, H.P Lovecraft and Robert Howard.
In my opinion PIME are a very great sounding melodic and atmospheric sounding black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Avivasha" and "Tormitooja". 8 out of 10.