Quinta Essentia are a band from Alabama that plays a melodic mixture of black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Initiates Of The Great Work" which will be released on September 29th by Deathgasm Records.
A very hard and heavy sound starts off the album along with some melodic guitar leads and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the vocals are grim sounding black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some songs also bring in clean singing which also gives the music more of a traditional metal feeling and synths along with spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and some songs also bring in a small amount of acoustic guitars while some tracks are also long and epic in length and the songs also bring in influences from thrash and death metal and they also bring in an instrumental.
Quinta Essentia plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in the melodic style of black metal while also mixing in elements of heavy, thrash and death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover alchemy and Hermetic themes.
In my opinion Quinta Essentia 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 "The Stone As A Key" "Mystical Union" and "Iniates Of The Great Work". 8 out of 10.