Ophe is a solo project from France that plays an avant garde form of black metal and this is a review of his 2018 album "Litteras Ad Tristia Maestrum Solitude" which will be released in February by My Kingdom Music.
Drum beats along with some avant garde sounds start off the album along with some grim yet high pitched black metal screams a few seconds later while all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard.
At times the music gets very experimental while a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with some saxophones and clean vocals also being added into certain sections of the recording as well as a brief use of grim spoken word parts and as the album progresses the music gets more avant garde and most of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and acoustic guitars are also added onto the closing track.
Ophe plays a musical style that takes black metal, experimental and avant garde and mixes them together to create a sound of his own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in French and cover dark themes.
In my opinion Ophe is a very great sounding avant garde black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Somnum Sempiternum" and "XVIII". 8 out of 10.