Satarial are a band from Russia that plays a mixture of folk, gothic and black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Lunar Cross" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath Records, Metallic Media, and Black Plague Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with some melodic guitar leads which bring in a touch of traditional metal and a few seconds later operatic female vocals and high pitched black metal screams make their presence known in the music and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Some of the tracks are long and epic in length and after awhile blast beats and elements of industrial are added into the music along with some whispers being utilized in certain sections of the recording and the riffs also mix in the energy of gothic rock while some songs also bring in symphonic elements.
As the elements progresses elements of folk music are added into some of the tracks while the influence of industrial can be heard at times and most of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction and the album gets more diverse with each track mixing in a variety of many different influences.
Satarial plays a musical style which mixes symphonic black metal, goth rock, industrial and folk music to create a very original sounding style, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism and Paganism themes.
In my opinion Satarial are a very great sounding mixture of black metal, goth rock, industrial and folk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Horned One" "Witches Night" "Flower Of Datura" and "Spell Of Formation". 8 out of 10.