Ohio's duo Horse Drawn have returned with a new recording which shows the music going for more of a raw and melodic black metal style with some elements of traditional rock and this is a review of their self released 2020 ep "Amongst Ghosts" which will be released on August 4th.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the ep along with some angry sounding black metal screams a few seconds later. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling and the tracks also bring in a more modern style.
You can also hear some elements of traditional rock in the mid tempo sections of the songs. Melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing along with the music also capturing the raw aggression of the 90's era at times as well as the guitar solos and leads being done in a very melodic style when they are utilized, some of t he tracks also a dd in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, a later song also adds in a brief use of psychedelic elements.
On this recording Horse Drawn brings in more of a raw and melodic style along with a small amount of traditional rock and psychedelic elements. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover faithless despair themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Horse Drawn and if you are a fan of raw and melodic black emtal with some elements of traditional rock, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Bleak Existence" and "Wasting Faith". 8 out of 10.