Siegelord are a band from Cincinnati, Ohio that plays a melodic mixture of black and death metal with some dark ambient and symphonic elements and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Ascent Of The Fallen".
Ambient style keyboards start off the album along with some acoustic guitars a few seconds later which also leads up to more of a symphonic and heavy musical direction which also introduces death metal growls and black metal screams onto the recording and you can also hear a great amount of melody in the guitar riffing.
Spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording while some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style and all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and there are also some angry shouts being utilized at time.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the songs also bring in a great amount of modern metal elements while some songs also bring in a brief use of spoken word parts and influences of power metal can also be heard in the music at times and they are mixed in with the guitar riffs while the vocals are all done in either a spoken or aggressive direction and when the music speeds up a brief use of blast beats along with tremolo picking can be heard and a brief use of acoustic guitars can also be heard on the last track.
Siegelord plays a musical style that takes the melodic styles of black and death metal and mixes it in with some symphonic and dark ambient elements to create something very original, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark fantasy stories of their own creations.
In my opinion Siegelord are a very great sounding symphonic and 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 "Fractured Pantheon" "Unkillable" "Totem' and "Ascent Of The Fallen". 8 out of 10.