Bearstorm are a band from Richmond, Virginia that plays a very melodic and progressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Americanus" which will be released on June 30th by Grimoire Records.
A very melodic sounding guitar lead starts off the album and a few seconds alter grim black metal screams are added onto the recording along with a great amount of progressive elements and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the riffs also use a great amount of melody.
A lot of post metal elements can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and on some of the tracks a small amount of death metal growls are utilized and some of the faster sections of the songs bring in a small amount of blast beats and when acoustic guitars are utilized they bring in elements of Americana to the bands musical style and some of the heavier riffs also have a southern rock feeling at times.
Bearstorm plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in the melodic side of black/death metal but also mixes in a great amount of progressive and post metal elements along with a touch of Americana and southern rock to create a musical style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Bearstorm are a very great sounding progressive and melodic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of this musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "De Soto" and "Why We Can't have nice things". 8 out of 10.