Malevolentia are a band from France that plays a very symphonic and orchestral mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Republique" which was released by Epictural Production.
A very symphonic sound starts off the album along with some orchestras and after the intro the music goes into a very fast black metal direction that uses a great amount of tremolo picking, blast beats and high pitched screams which they also mix in with the symphonic elements and tthe solos and leads stick to a melodic direction.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while choir vocals can also be heard at times while female vocals are also used at times and they both give the music more of an operatic feeling and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the music at times also brings in more of a ritualistic, metaphysical and esoteric atmosphere and the last track brings in male vocals which also gives the music more of a goth feeling.
Malevolentia plays a style of black metal t at is very aggressive and symphonic while also mixing in a touch of death metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in French and is a concept album based upon an Orwellian type of society with deep politics and some occult references.
In my opinion Malevolentia are a very great sounding symphonic and orchestral black metal band with a touch of death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Annuit Coeptis" "Magus Frater Spectat Te" "Orbo ab Chao" and "Eschatos". 8 out of 10.