Eshtadur are a band from Columbia that plays a very experimental and melodic form of black metal mixed with death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Stay Away From Evil And Get Close To Me" which was released by gate Of Horror Prods.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music, while the synths bring a very dark, atmospheric, symphonic and experimental sound to the recording, 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 riffs that combine melodic black metal with modern day death metal together to create a sound of their own along with some metalcore breakdowns which are the weak link of the album, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding black/death metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from grim sounding and high pitched black metal screams to deep death metal growls, while the lyrics cover darkness, anti religion and occult themes with the last song being written in Spanish, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound to it.
In my opinion Eschtadur are a very good sounding hybrid of experimental melodic black metal and modern day death metal and while I could do without the metal core elements I feel the rest of the album is good and if you are a f an of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Beyond The Shadows" "Another Alien Messiah" "Abigor" and "The Girl Who Hated A Priest". RECOMMENDED BUY.