Saturday, April 7, 2012

Netherbird/Shadows And Snow/2010 EP Review

Netherbird are a band from Sweden that plays a very melodic, gothic and symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2011 ep "Shadows And Snow".

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being used at times, while the keyboards bring a very dark, atmospheric and symphonic sound to the music along with some use of a violin being played, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful tone with gothic rock riffs.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast melodic black metal guitar riffs with a brief use of soft and clean playing being utilized on the last song, while the lead guitars are very melodic and skilled sounding guitar solos and leads that utilize a great amount of talent.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams with some deep growls being used at times as well as some spoken word parts and a brief use of clean singing chanting being utilized on the last song, while the lyrics cover very dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, heavy, powerful and professional sound and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.

In my opinion Netherbird are a very great sounding atmospheric/gothic/symphonic melodic black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Shadows And Snow" and "Nightwards". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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