Uhtcearu are a band from Wisconsin that plays a melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album From Darkness To Subside".
Blast beats and fast tremolo picking starts off the album along with some melodic guitar leads a few seconds later while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the vocals also use both black metal screams and death metal growls and you can also hear a lot of melody in the riffs.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and acoustic guitars are also added on a few tracks along with a brief use of wood burning sounds and they also give the genre a more modern approach and as the album progresses a brief use of piano's can be heard and one of the tracks is an instrumental.
Uhtcearu plays a musical style that takes melodic 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 dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Uhtcearu are a very great sounding melodic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Burning Effigy" "May Spirits Guide Us Through" and "Tower Of Silence". 8 out of 10.