Riul Doamnei are a band from Italy that plays a very orchestra and symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 ep "A Christmas Carol".
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some brutal sounding blast beats being utilized at times, while the keyboards bring a very classical, orchestra, dark, atmospheric, and symphonic sound to the music along with some violins, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast symphonic black metal riffs that are very dark, heavy and melodic sounding with some death and thrash metal influences, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding guitar solos and leads, as for the classical guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to add more epic qualities to the music.
Vocals range from grim sounding black metal screams, spoken word parts, male and female clean singing, while the song lyrics are based on the writings of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol", as for t he production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording with the only song on this recording being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Riul Doamnei are a very great sounding orchestral and symphonic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED BUY.