Aleynmord are a duo from Portland, Oregon that plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "The Blinding Light" which will be released in August by AOP Records.
Nature sounds start off the album along with some Americana and folk music elements also being utilized quite a bit throughout the recording. ?Vocals are mostly tortured black metal screams that takes the music into a heavier direction and the guitar solos and leads are done in a very melodic style.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also give the songs more of a raw feeling. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Acoustic guitars can also be heard in some parts of the recording along with the percussion giving the music more of a tribal feeling when they are utilized. Clean singing can also be heard in some parts of the recording as well as the music also having its atmospheric moments, all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses an instrumental can also be heard. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover isolation and wilderness themes.
In my opinion Aleynmord are a very great sounding folk influenced atmospheric black metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wounded Monolith" and "Poetry Of Marror And Rot". 8 out of 10.