The Last Seed are a duo from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Revenant" which will be released in May by Nihilistche KlangKunst.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style and the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while atmospheric sounding keyboards are also added into some parts of the recording. Most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with the tremolo picking during the faster sections of the songs also giving the music more of a raw feeling.
Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with the music also adding in a good mixture of both old school and modern influences as well as one track also introducing melodic vocals onto the recording and some of t he screams also start utilizing a more depressive tone, as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can also be heard and a later song also introduces clean playing onto the recording. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark and paranormal themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from The Last Seed and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Watchers" "Ghost" "Wilderness" and "Arcane Gestalts". 8 out of 10.