Stortregn are a band from Switzerland that plays a melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Singularity" which will be released in May by Non Serviam Records.
Classical guitar playing starts off the album along with some melodic guitar leads a few seconds later which also leads to drums and a heavier musical sound being added onto the recording and the riffs also use a great amount of melody and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
Vocals bring in a mixture of both high pitched black metal screams and deep death metal growls and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs bring in a great amount of 90's Swedish influences along with the faster riffing also utilizing a great amount of tremolo picking.
And as the album progresses classical guitars also make a return in certain sections of the recording and there is also a brief use of whispers while some riffs also incorporate elements of thrash and some songs also bring in spoken word parts and they also bring in an instrumental acoustic track before closing t he album with a heavier song.
Stortregn plays a style of melodic black metal that has its roots in the 90's Swedish style while also mixing in a bit of the modern blackened death metal sound to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover sadness and desolation themes.
In my opinion Stortregn are a very great sounding melodic 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 "Acosmic Ascendant" "Omega Rising" "Nightside Of Eden" and "Never Ending Singularity". 8 out of 10.