Wyrmwoods are a solo project from Finland that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording plays an experimental form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Gamma" which will be released on October 23rd by Inverse Records.
Clean playing starts off the album along with some dark yet heavy riffing a few seconds later while synths are also utilized at times. The vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal s creams along with some death metal growls also being added into some parts of the music and the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark and melodic style while avant garde style structures are also added into some of the riffing. When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard along with some synths also adding in synths.
The music also has its experimental moments along with the tremolo picking also giving the songs more of a raw feeling when they are utilized. A great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length as well as the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, one track also adds in a brief use of saxophones and as the album progresses an instrumental can also be heard and the music also adds in a great amount of progressive elements. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Wyrmwoods and if you are a fan of experimental black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Astralanum" "Subterrane" and "Solanus". 8 out of 10.