Finland's Aethyrick have returned with a new recording which continues the melodic and satanic style of occult black metal from previous releases and this is a review of their album "Apotheosis" which will be released in 2021 by The Sinister Flame.
Sounds of wind start off the album before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also utilizes a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them and the riffs also add in a great amount of melody.
Most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length while the songs also add in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with the synths also giving the songs more of an atmospheric feeling when they are utilized and the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style.
The songs also bring in a decent mixture of both old school and modern influences along with one of the tracks also adding in a brief use of spoken word parts which also gives the music more of a ritualistic feeling as well as the closing track also adding in a brief use of acoustic guitars. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism and Mysticism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Aethyrick and if you are a fan of occult and satanic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Starlit Altar" and "Path of ordeal". 8out of 10.