Psychonaut 4 are a band from the former Soviet Republic of Georgia and plays a depressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Dipsomania" which was released by Talheim Records.
Ocean sounds, acoustic guitars and clean playing starts off the album while spoken word parts can also be heard briefly before going into a heavier direction. Vocals are mostly high pitched depressive black metal screams along with the riffs also adding in a great amount of melody and all of the musical instruments also h ave a very powerful sound to them.
Elements of depressive rock can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while clean playing spoken word parts also returns on the later tracks. Clear vocals are also utilized at times along with the guitar solos and leads being done in a very melodic style as well as some songs also being very long and epic in length.
When the music finally speeds up tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the recording more of a raw feeling. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses a brief use of keyboards can also be heard. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover life, drugs, alcohol and suicide themes.
In my opinion Psychonaut 4 are a very great sounding depressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Beware The Silence" "Pain Dealer" Suicide Is Legal" and "How Much For The Hope". 8/5 out of 10.