Onirism are a solo project from France that plays a very epic and symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of his self released 2016 album "Cosmic Dream".
Nature sounds start off the album along with some keyboards a few seconds later that also use a variety of many different sounding keys and tribal style percussion can also be heard at times and after the intro the music goes into more of a heavy yet symphonic musical direction that also utilizes a great amount of melody.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the solos and leads remain true to a melodic musical direction and the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some songs also bring in a small amount of melodic singing while other songs also bring in ethnic music sounds and as the album progresses acoustic guitars are brought into the music briefly.
Onirism plays a style of black metal that is very symphonic and epic while also adding new elements to the genre to create a style of his own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover darkness, cosmic, nature and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Onirism are a very great sounding epic and symphonic black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Beginning Of A New Era" "Hymn To Ahriman" and "Cosmic Dream". 8 out of 10.