Omrade are a band from Sweden that has been featured before in this zine and plays an avant garde form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Nade" which will be released in May by My Kingdom Music.
Programmed drum beats and trip hop elements start off the album along with some clean yet aggressive vocals a few seconds later as well as violins being added onto the recording and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful and the songs also mix in a great amount of industrial elements.
Acoustic guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion while spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording along with some songs also bringing in a small amount of saxophones.
Throughout the recording the music mixes in a great amount of progressive, experimental, avant garde and post rock influences together and on later tracks the vocals get more aggressive along with also adding in a touch of black metal and some of the songs are also long and epic in length and when the music finally speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard. and there is also a brief use of whispered and female vocals.
On this recording Omrade goes for more of an avant garde and post style of metal while still keeping around some black metal elements, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are mostly written in Swedish along with one track being written in English and they cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Omrade and if you are a fan of avant garde metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "XII" "The Same For The Worst" and "Falaich". 8 out of 10.