Will Of the Ancients are a band from Ontario, Canada that plays a melodic form of black/death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "To Our Glorious Dead" which will be released by PRC Music.
"The Trapper" which is also the first song on the album opens up with heavy and melodic sounding guitar riffs and drums along with some synths and bass guitars and a few seconds alter black metal screams and death metal growls kick in and after awhile guitar leads are added into the music and halfway through the music melodic clean singing vocals are added into the song.
"Shield of Stone" begins with heavy and melodic sounding guitar riffs and leads before adding in drums and melodic power metal screams as well as some synths and a minute later black metal screams kick in as well as some powerful sounding bass guitars and growls.
"Where Men Fear To Build" opens up with fast and heavy guitar riffs along with some drums before adding in synths, melody and black metal screams as w ell as slowing down and adding in death metal growls and then the music starts to alternate between fast and slow parts as well as bring in a small amount of guitar solos and leads and you can hear melodic vocals for a few seconds before adding in blast beats.
"Divinioan Ascention" starts up with heavy guitar riffs and drums and a few seconds alter growls and screams start to kick in which also leads up to some guitar solos and leads as well as some powerful sounding bass guitars.
"The Stars Like Dust" kicks in with melodic guitar riffs and leads along with some drums and after awhile the music speeds up a bit before adding in melodic clean singing vocals as well as an orchestra which leads to growls and screams becoming a part of the music and then the music starts to alternate between fast and slow parts and you can also hear bass guitars in certain sections of the music.
"Trench Raider" comes in with fast, heavy and melodic sounding guitar riffs along with some leads, blast beats from the drums and black metal screams as well as alternating between mid paced and fast parts.
"To Our Glorious Dead" which is also the last song on the album as well as title track begins with acoustic guitars that utilize finger picking and full chords and after awhile electric guitars are also added in along with some solos and leads which also leads up to drums and heavy guitar riffs as well as symphonic synths that also bring in black metal screams with blast beats coming in shortly after that briefly and you can also hear bass guitars in certain sections of the song, which also leads up to a small use of death metal growls, as time goes on by melodic vocals are added in.
Song lyrics cover dark and violent themes, while the production 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 Will Of the Ancients are a very great sounding melodic black/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Trapper" "The Stars Like Dust" and "To Our Glorious Dead". RECOMMENDED BUY.