Orquilux are a band from Italy that plays a symphonic mixture of black and folk metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 ep "The Sunset Of My Last breath".
Nature sounds start off the ep along with some acoustic guitars a few seconds later which also bring elements of folk into the music. When synths are utilized they give the songs more of a symphonic feeling as well as some stringed instruments also being utilized in some parts of the recording.
The folk and symphonic elements are also mixed in with the heavier sections of the songs throughout the recording. Some of the tracks are instrumentals while one song also introduces clean vocals into the music along with some death metal growls and black metal screams also being utilized at times.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length as well as the music also adding orchestra touches and Irish flutes into some parts of the recording, the music mostly sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction. The production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover nature and memory themes.
In my opinion Orquilux are a very great sounding symphonic mixture of black and folk metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tempered by A Tormenting Memory" and "A Land, A River, That Goes With Us". 8 out of 10.