Sweden's Netherbird have returned with a new recording that continues the melodic style of black metal from previous releases and this is a review of their 2016 album "The Grander Voyage" which will be released by Black Lodge Records on October 28th.
Water and thunder sounds start off the album along with some clean guitars a few seconds later and after awhile melodic guitar leads and grim black metal vocals are added onto the recording which also leads up to a heavier direction and the riffs also use a great amount of melody while a decent amount of blast beats can be heard during the faster sections of the songs.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and acoustic guitars are also added into certain sections of the recording and some of the tracks a re very long and epic in length and the faster riffs also use a decent amount of tremolo picking and the slower sections of the songs are heavily influenced by doom metal.
Netherbird creates another recording that remains true to the melodic black metal style of previous releases while also moving away from t he symphonic style and adding in touches of doom metal to take their style to another level, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and struggles themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Netherbird and if you are a fan of melodic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hinterlands" "Pillars Of The Sky" and "Emerald Crossroads". 8 out of 10.