Eternal Majesty are a band from France that plays a very depressive and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Black Metal Excommunion" which will be released in November as a joint effort between Those Opposed and Mallevs Records.
Atmospheric sounding synths which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music start off the album while clean playing and Gregorian chants can also be heard briefly. When spoken word parts are utilized they also give the music more of a ritualistic feeling and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams. The riffs also add in a decent amount of melody along some of the tracks being very long and epic in length as well as the music also having its depressive moments.
Shouting style vocals are also added on a couple of songs along with the faster sections of the tracks also adding in a decent amount of blast beats. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the music also adding in some 90's influences at times and the album also closes with a symphonic soundign instrumental. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in French and cover War, Anti Christianity, Hate and Darkness themes.
In my opinion Eternal Majesty are a very great sounding atmospheric, depressive and melodic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Excommunion" and "Aux Portes du Temple Noir