Saille are a band from Belgium that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very epic and symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Gnosis" which will be released in March by Code666.
Ritualistic soundscapes start off the album along with some horror movie style keyboards a few seconds later which also leads up to a heavier musical style that also introduces melodic guitar leads and grim yet high pitched black metal screams onto the recording and they also mix the symphonic and heavy parts together.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking blast beats can be heard and death metal growls are also utilized at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody and when spoken word parts are utilized they give the recording more of an occult feeling.
One track also adds in a brief use of operatic female vocals while clean guitars are also added into some of the later songs and as the album progresses violins can also be heard briefly on one of the later tracks which is also long and epic in length and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
Saille creates another recording that remains true to the epic and symphonic style of black metal from their previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept upon based upon Promethean and Luciferian ideals.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Saille and if you are a fan of epic and symphonic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pandaemonium Gathers" "Before The Crawling Chaos" "Thou, My Maker" and "1904 Era Vulgaris". 8 out of 10.