Theosophy are a band from Russia that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Towers Of Dark Pantheon" which will be released in May by Sliptrick Records.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording. The solos and leads also add in a great amount of melody along with the vocals being mostly grim sounding black metal screams and the keyboards also give the songs more of an atmospheric fleeing.
Most of the music also brings in more of a modern black metal style as well as mixing in some old school touches while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats 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.
Orchestral sounds can also be heard briefly as the album progresses along with some of the riffing also showing an influence of melodic death metal, clean playing can also be heard briefly and a later track also adds in a small amount of spoken word parts as well as the closing song also adding in a small amount of acoustic gutiars. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Altai History/Mythology, Scandinavian Heroes, Christian/Biblical Surroundings and Cosmic Chaos themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Theosophy and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Curse of Ak-Kadyn" "Old Stone In The Woods" and "From Eternity To past". 8 out of 10.
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