Setoml are a band from Ukraine that plays a very melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Reincarnation" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath and Kryrart Records.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched sounding black metal screams. During the faster sections of the songs a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while synths are also added into certain sections of the recording. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with the music also showing an influence of the Swedish style.
A couple of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with some elements of melodic death metal also being utilized at times as well as some of the slower riffing also adding in touches of doom metal and the vocals also get very deep sounding in some parts of the recording and as the album progresses a brief use of clean singing can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and metaphysical themes.
In my opinion Setoml are a very great sounding melodic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Flames" "Thousand Shimmering Souls" and "The Shadows Path". 8 out of 10.