Lord Vampyr are a band from Italy that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording returns back to a more gothic and symphonic style of black metal and this is a review of his 2021 album "The Vampire's legacy" which will be released in May by Sleaszy Rider Records.
A very dark and ritualistic sounding intro starts off the album along with some spoken word parts while also introducing synths onto the recording that also mix in with the heavier sections of the songs. The riffs also add in a great amount of melody and blast beats are also mixed in with the faster sections of the songs.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with the clean vocals also showing some influences of goth and traditional metal.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with the music also having its symphonic moments. Tremolo picking is also added into some of the faster riffing as well as one track also introducing back up shouts onto the album, as the recording progresses a brief use of clean playing can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Vampirism, Occultism, Satanism, Blood, Tales, Legends and Religion themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Lord Vampyr and if you are a fan of gothic and symphonic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Vampire's Legacy" "Mircalla" "Blood ballad" and "Inno A Dracula". 8 out of 10.