Netherbird are a band from Sweden that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very melodic and symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 single "Windwards" which will be released in July by Black Lodge Records.
A very fast and melodic sound starts off the single along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats and when the music slows down a bit symphonic elements are added onto the recording and both of the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast while t he vocals are high pitched screams.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads also bring in a great amount of melody and the first track is very long and epic in length and both of the songs can also get very atmospheric at times while also mixing in influences from doom, death and post metal.
Netherbird creates 2 songs that remain true to the melodic and symphonic style of black metal that was established on previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and struggles themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Netherbird and if you are a fan of melodic and symphonic black metal, you should check out t his single. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Windwards". 8 out of 10.