This is the final review of a recording from Norway's Issolei which continues the dissonant and technical style of black metal from previous releases and the album will be released on August 31st by Terratur Possessions and called "Cilicium".
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. You can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams and all of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the riffs also add in a good amount of dark sounding melodies. Atmospheric sounds can also be heard in some parts of the album along with some dissonant structures also being added into some of the riffing.
At times the music also gets very technical sounding along with the music also adding in more old school influences than the previous release which also give the songs more of a second wave touch but keeping it modern at the same time and on the closing track a small amount of synths can also be heard. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark, scientific, mythological and metaphysical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Issolei and if you are a fan of dissonant and technical black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Awakening" and "King Apophis". 8 out of 10.