Mezereum are a duo from Lithuania that plays a very diverse and old school form of black metal and this is a review of their self titled and self released 2020 album which will be released on September 25th.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the album while synths are also mixed in with the heavier sections of the music and also gives the songs more of an atmospheric feeling. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them and the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats. Clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording along with the vocals also getting very deep sounding at times and adding in some growls.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the songs more of a raw feeling along with the music also adding in a decent amount of 90's influences but keeping it modern at the same time. Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as all of the songs also sounding very different from each other and the album also closes with an instrumental The production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Mezereum are a very great sounding diverse and old school black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Apocryphal" "Supreme" and "Clearance". 8 out of 10.