Tragacanth are a band from the Netherlands that plays a symphonic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Anthology Of the East" which was released by Loud Rage Music.
Symphonic sounding keyboards start off the album along with some melodic sounding guitar leads a few seconds later and after the intro the music gets a lot more heavier along with some grim black metal screams while also retaining the symphonic elements and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
Death metal growls and melodic riffing can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and clean playing along with classical guitars and a touch of middle eastern music can also be heard in some parts of the songs and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Tragacanth plays a style that takes black and death metal and mixes it in with melodic, symphonic and epic elements to create a style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Ancient Babylon tales, times, spiritual wars, long forgotten lore and mythical creatures.
In my opinion Tragacanth are a very great sounding symphonic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Birth of A Goddess" "God Of Hell" and "Edimmu". 8 out of 10.