Stormmtide are a band from Australia that plays a symphonic mixture of folk, death and black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Wrath Of An Empire" which will be released in August by Metal Hell Productions.
A very heavy and symphonic sound starts off the album along with some choir vocals which also gives the music more of an epic atmosphere and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful and after awhile death metal growls make their presence known on the recording while the riffs also use a decent amount of melody.
Elements of folk music can be heard throughout the recording along with some black metal screams also being utilized at times while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion while the synths bring in elements of prog and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses acoustic guitars can be heard in certain sections of the recording while a later song brings in a brief use of melodic chanting.
Stormtide plays a musical style that takes symphonic and melodic death metal and mixes it in with elements of folk and black metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover fantasy themes.
In my opinion Stormtide are a very great sounding symphonic mixture of folk, black and melodic death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wrath Of An Empire" "Conquer the Straits" "Ride To Ruin" and "The Green Duck". 8 out of 10.