Eshtadur are a band from Columbia that has been featured before in this zine and plays a melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2015 ep "Oblivion" which will be released in December by RebelSign.
Symphonic style keyboards start off the ep before adding in heavy and melodic guitar riffs that also add in a touch of thrash and a few seconds later aggressive vocals make their presence known on the recording and the music also mixes in more modern metal elements that where not on the previous recording.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard which also adds in more of a melodic death metal style along with some growling vocals and they also mix the symphonic and heavier parts together and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody and classical guitars can also be heard at times and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts.
On this recording Eshtadur takes a modern style of melodic death metal and mixes it with a touch of symphonic black metal to create a style of their own on this ep. the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and rebellion themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Eshtadur and if you are a fan of the more melodic styles of black and death metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Last Day Of the Condor" and "The Currency Of My Empire". 8 out of 10.
'In a Trance With Darkness' (Official Video): www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C_WI--hyp8