Aegrum are a band from Indonesia that plays a very symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 ep "The Arrival" which was released by Narcoleptica Productions.
Dark sounding keyboards start off the album and slowly start to evolve into more of a symphonic direction and after the intro the music starts getting a lot more heavier while still having the symphonic sounds of the intro as well as bringing in grim black metal screams along with a few blast beats being utilized at times.
When spoken word parts are utilized they give the music more of a ritualistic feeling and the riffs also utilize a great amount of melody and as the album progresses clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and there are also a couple of instrumental tracks and the symphonic elements are more related to the mid 90's era of the genre.
Aegrum plays a style of symphonic black metal that is very dark and closer to the original style of the genre, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover Darkness, Mysticism and Satanism themes.
In my opinion Aegrum are a very great sounding symphonic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Eternal Whisper Of The Dark Forest" and "The Ancient Ov Cult". 8 out of 10.