Striges are an international duo with embers from Australia and Finland that plays a very raw and old school form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Verum Veterum" which was released by Blut & Eisen Productions.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams as well as a couple of the songs being very long and epic in length and the music is also very heavily rooted in the Finnish style.
Spoken word parts and clear vocals can also be heard on some of the tracks while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing as well as the music also adding in some 90's influences and all of the tracks also stick to a heavier direction.
Striges plays a style of black metal that is very raw, melodic and old school in the Finnish tradition. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Occultism, Darkness and Death themes.
In my opinion Striges are a very great sounding raw, melodic and old school black metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Scourge Of The Ages" "Summoning The Sorceress of The Moon" and "An Ancient Mournful Soul". 8 out of 10.