Lagrima are a duo from Lebanon that has been featured before in this zine and plays a melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 album "Gilgamesh (The Quest For Immortality)".
A very heavy and melodic sound starts off the album while acoustic and classical guitars are also added onto some of the tracks along with the vocals being a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams as well as the solos and leads also using a great amount of melody and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the music brings in a great amount of 90's influences along with some elements of traditional and thrash metal.
Some of the fast riffing also brings in a decent amount of tremolo picking while piano's when they are used briefly bring elements of classical music onto the recording but also keeping the main focus on a heavier style along with some of the tracks being instrumentals before return back to vocal songs as well as the drum beats being all programmed and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly.
On this recording Lagrima takes their melodic mixture of black and death metal into a heavier direction while also keeping the acoustic parts, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while t he lyrics are a concept album based upon 'The Epic Of Gilgamesh".
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Lagrima and if you are a fan of melodic black and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Rival Creation (Enkidu)" "At The End Of Enkidu Comes" and "The Great Deluge". 8/5 out of 10.