Tine are a band from Pennsylvania that plays a symphonic form of blackened death metal and this is a review of t heir self released 2015 album "The Forest Dreams of Black".
Nature sounds start off the album before bass guitars and melodic guitar leads kick in along with some drum beats and after awhile the music starts going into a heavier musical direction and after the intro the music starts getting more symphoniuc as well as adding in high pitched black metal screams and death metal growls.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic musical tradition and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Melodies can be heard quite a bit in the guitar riffing and as the album progresses clean singing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and they also bring in a couple of instrumental tracks while most of the other songs bring in vocals and at the times the keyboards also bring in a variety of many different sounding keys.
Tine plays a musical style that takes symphonic black metal and mixes it in with the more modern style of blackened death metal to create a style of their own, the production sounds very professional for being s elf released recording while the lyrics cover Mysticism, Occultism, Mythology, Darkness, Mystical Forest, Legends and Evil themes.
In my opinion Tine are a very great sounding symphonic blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Horrors at Antioch" "The Crusade of Dracul" and "The Watchful Eye". 8 out of 10.