Downcast Twilight are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of folk and melodic death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Under The Wings Of Aquila" which was released by Stygian Crypt Productions.
A very heavy and symphonic sound starts off the album and when t he music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard along with the riffs utilizing a lot of melody and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and after awhile death metal growls start to make their presence known.
When screams are utilized they add in a touch of black metal and they also mix folk instruments in with the heavier sections of the songs and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and the music also brings in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and female vocals along with clean guitars are added onto the closing track.
Downcast Twilight plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in folk metal while mixing in the heaviness of melodic death and black metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover fantasy and mythological themes.
In my opinion Downcast Twilight are a very great sounding mixture of folk and melodic death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Soldier Of Pompeii" "The Ides Of March" "The Ironclad Legion" and "The Red Queen". 8 out of 10.