Sweden's solo project Lustre has returned with a new recording which continues the atmospheric style of ambient black metal from his previous releases and this is a review of his 2020 album "Ashes Of Light" which will be released in April by Nordvis Produktion.
Ambient style keyboards start off the album and they also mix in with the heavier sections of the music. Most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with the music also getting very atmospheric sounding at times.
The keyboards also add in a variety of many different sounding keys while some of the tracks are also instrumentals. The music also adds in a great amount of melody along with all of the drum beats being programmed and the songs also take a style that is very close to the early Summoning and Fear of Eternity albums and mixes them with a more modern take on the ambient black metal genre, no guitar solos or leads are ever utilized and all of the songs also stick to a slower musical direction.
On this recording Lustre remains true to the atmospheric style of ambient black metal which he has established on previous releases. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover the search for lost secrets in the woods, among the stars.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Lustre and if you are a fan of this solo project, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Eyes Like Stars" and "The Ashes Of Light". 8 out of 10.
Album trailer: https://youtu.be/r31iVI6rr9Y