Cwealm are a solo project from Sweden that plays a melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of his 2016 album "Odes To No Hereafter" which was released by Dusktone.
Horror movie style keyboards start off the album along with a brief use of spoken word parts and after the intro t he music goes into a heavier direction along with a great amount of melodic guitar leads and grim black metal screams and the music also gets very technical at times and blast beats are used in the faster sections of the songs.
You can hear a great amount of tremolo picking in the fast riffs and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and acoustic guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording which also bring in middle eastern style scales briefly along with some clean singing vocals.
The music is very heavily rooted in the 90's and while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music also incorporated a great amount of melodic death metal elements and keyboards also make a return later on during the recording and one of t he tracks is very long and epic in length..
Cwealm plays a musical style that takes the 90's Swedish styles of melodic black and death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of his own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, misanthropy, occultism, and annihilation themes.
In my opinion Cwealm are a very great melodic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pale Maleficence" "Serpent Of Rebirth" and "Kadavret". 8 out of 10.