13th Tambourine are a band from Ukraine that plays a melodic mixture of black, death, pagan, and folk metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Marsh Madness" which was released by SoundAge Production.
Folk instruments start off the album giving the music more of a medieval feeling along with some melodic pagan chants and singing a few seconds later and they also mix in the folk elements with the heavier sections of the songs and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
Death metal growls and black metal screams are used quite a bit throughout the recording and the riffs also use a great amount of melody and acoustic guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Most of the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses synths can be heard on some of the tracks while also bringing in more of an epic and symphonic atmosphere and when spoken word parts are utilized briefly they give the music more of a ritualistic feeling.
13th Tambourine plays a musical style that takes melodic black and death metal and mixes it in with pagan and folk metal to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Paganism and Folklore themes.
In my opinion 13th Tambourine are a very great sounding mixture of melodic black, death, pagan and folk metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Marsh Madness" "Speech Of The Dead" and "Through The Midst". 8 out of 10.