Chamber Of Mirrors are a solo project from Searles Valley, California that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a very raw and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his self released 2022 album "Shadow Kingdom".
A very fast, raw and melodic sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while the synths also give the music more of an atmospheric feeling when they are utilized and the music also adds in a lot of old school influences.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style when they are added into the songs along with the music also adding in a decent amount of modern touches as will as one track being a synth oriented instrumental before closing the album with a heavier track.
On this recording Chamber of Mirrors remains to t he raw and atmospheric style of black metal he had established on his previous release. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Occultism, Mythology and Anti Christianity themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Chamber of Mirrors and if you are a fan of raw and atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Bed Of Thorns" "Call From beyond" and "Golden Ash". 8 out of 10.