Sekoria are a band from Germany that plays a very epic, melodic and symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Im Reich Der Schatten" which will be released in November by Kernkraftritter Records.
A very symphonic and epic keyboard sound starts off the album and after the intro the music gets heavier and adds in grim black metal screams and melodic riffs while the faster sections of the music bring in a great amount of blast beats and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When solos and leads are utilized they are in a very melodic metal direction and the symphonic and heavy parts mix together quite a bit throughout the recording and a lot of the riffs also bring in a more modern metal style and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the vocals also mix in both deep and high pitched screams and growls and clean playing can also be heard at times while a couple of tracks are very long and epic in length.
Sekoria plays a style of black metal that is very epic and symphonic in the 90's style while also mixing in modern elements, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics are written in German and cover suicide, hate, desolation, depression and desire themes.
In my opinion Sekoria are a very great sounding epic and symphonic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Im Reich Der Schatten" "Wessen Der Zeit" "Der Fall" and "Ein Letztes Mal". 8 out of 10.