Russia's duo Grima have returned with a new recording that continues the atmospheric style of black metal from their previous releases and this is a review of their album "Rotten Garden' which will be released in 2021 by Naturmacht Productions.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. When synths are utilized they also give the songs more of an atmospheric feeling while the riffs also add in a lot of melody and the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while deep growls can also be heard at times. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style along with a brief use of owls and clean playing can also be heard at times.
Some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with one song also adding in touches of folk music as well as a brief use of water sounds, one of the songs is also an instrumental and as the album progresses the synths also become more diverse. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Siberian nature and Paganism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Grima and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE ''Morning Comes At Sunset" and "Devotion To Lord". 8 out of 10.