Vesperian Sorrow are a band from Texas that has a history that goes back to the 90's with a musical style that I would describe as being symphonic and melodic black metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "Stormwinds Of Ages" which was released by The Path Less Traveled.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown into the music, while the keyboards bring a very atmospheric, symphonic, orchestra and classical music feeling to the music, 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 sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast melodic black metal riffs that utilize a great amount of death and traditional metal influences being thrown into the riffing with the songs being long and epic in length, while the lead guitars are very melodic and technical sounding guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking and exotic sounding scales to bring more variety to the music.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams with some deep death metal growls, spoken word parts and clean singing male and female vocals being thrown in at times, while the lyrics cover dark, occult and metaphysical themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Vesperian Sorrow are a very great sounding melodic, symphonic black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Stormwinds of Ages" "Legacies Befallen" "Oracle From The Ashes" and "Death She Cried". RECOMMENDED BUY.