Linwe is a solo project from Murphy, North Carolina that plays a very raw and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his self titled and self released 2019 demo.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the demo along with some melodic guitar leads while the music mixes the atmospheric elements into the heavier sections of the songs. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the songs more of a raw feeling while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. The music brings in more of a modern style as well as all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them, when guitar leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style and synths can also be heard briefly towards the end.
Linwe plays a style of black metal that is very raw, melodic, atmospheric and modern sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover nature, dark and desolate themes.
In my opinion Linwe is a very great sounding raw and atmospheric black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Path Of Isolation". 8 out of 10.