Nevalra are a band from Missouri that plays a melodic form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 ep "The Black Flame".
Atmospheric sounds start off the ep along with some symphonic elements before going into a more heavy and brutal musical direction and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the vocals are a mixture of high pitched black metal screams and death metal growls.
A decent amount of melody can be heard in the guitar riffing while the solos and leads are done in a more technical fashion and they also mix the symphonic and heavy parts together and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and a couple of tracks also brings in a brief use of classical guitars while the main focus remains more on a heavier and melodic style and there is also a brief use of ritualistic spoken word parts.
Nevalra plays a musical style that takes the more melodic and symphonic side of black metal and mixes it with death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover The Occult, Philosophy, History and Death themes.
In my opinion Nevalra are a very great sounding melodic blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vimana" and "VRIL". 8/5 out of 10.