Bearstorm are a band from Richmond, Virginia that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very progressive and melodic mixture of black, death and post metal and this is a review of their 2016 ep "Biophobia" which will be released in December by Grimoire Records.
Nature sounds start off the ep and after the intro the music goes into more of a heavier and melodic direction along with some grim black metal screams and progressive structures and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody.
Death metal growls can also be heard at times and some of the leads also have a stoner rock edge to them and clean guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and the riffs also mix the heaviness of post metal into some parts of the songs and the whole recording sticks to either a slow or mid paced musical direction and the last track is very long and epic in length.
Bearstorm remains true to the melodic and progressive mixture of black, death and post metal from previous recordings, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Bearstorm and if you are a fan of melodic and progressive black, death, and post metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Biophobia" and "Cryptobiotic Filth Destroyer". 8 out of 10.