Stortregn are a band from Switzerland 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 2018 album "Emptiness Fills The Void" which will be released in May by Non Serviam Records.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album before going into more of a heavier direction and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the vocals bring in a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls along with the music also bringing in a great amount of 90's era Swedish influences.
A great amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic fashion along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as a brief use of whispers and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Some tracks also bring in a small amount of spoken word parts while acoustic guitars also make a return on some of the later songs along with a couple of the tracks being very long and epic in length as well as some of t he faster riffing also bringing in a decent amount of tremolo picking and as the album progresses a brief instrumental can be heard before returning back to vocal tracks.
Stortregn creates another recording that remains true to their melodic mixture of black and death metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover scientific and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Stortregn and if you are a fan of melodic black and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Through The Dark Gates" "Nonexistence" "The Eclipsist" and "Children Of the Obsidian Light". 8 out of 10.