Nightland are a band from Italy that originally started out as a folk metal band with elements of power and death metal but have evolved more in a symphonic and melodic black/death metal band with the new album and this is a review of their self released 2015 album "Obsession"
Avant garde and classical music sounds start off the album along with some symphonic elements and after the intro the music starts to get heavier while also keeping the symphonic elements of the intro and also adding in blast beats and when vocals are added in they are grim yet high pitched black metal screams.
Clean singing vocals can be heard at times in certain sections of the recording along with a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and on the alter songs the vocals start adding in more growls and the music also incorporates a great amount of modern melodic death metal riffing and some of the tracks also bring in choir vocals and spoken word parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when solos and leads are utilized they are in more of a melodic direction and they close the album with an orchestra track.
Nightland takes a very melodic and symphonic style of black metal and mixes it in with more of a modern death metal sound to create a musical style of their own, the production sound s very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark, poetic and mythological themes.
In my opinion are a very great sounding symphonic and melodic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dreamless Life" "Icarus" and "Last Dance Of A Treacherous Mind". 8 out of 10.