Belgium''s solo project Deha has returned with a new recording which shows the music going for more of an ethereal and depressive style of black metal and this is a review of his 2020 album "A Fleur de Peau - III - A Fire That Does Not Burn" which will be released on August 7th by Naturmacht Productions.
Atmospheric sounding synths start off the album and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music at times while all of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. Vocals are mostly angry yet depressive sounding black metal screams along with the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style.
Clean male and female vocals are also added into some parts of the recording while blast beats can also be heard when the music speeds up. Melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing along with one track also introducing clean playing onto the album as well as a brief use of saxophones.
The songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some of the faster riffing also adding in some tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw feeling and the tracks also add in some session work from embers of Shape Of Despair, Austere, Maladie, Collapse Of Light and Sirenia. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, depressive and mythological themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Deha and if you are a fan of ethereal and atmospheric depressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hope For Twilight" and "I Am Not Complete".8out of 10.