Warseid are a band from Madison, Wisconsin that plays a very melodic and symphonic form of pagan/black metal mixed in with some folk and progressive music elements and this is a review of their self released 2012 album "Where Fate Lies Unbound".
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the synths bring a very dark, atmospheric and symphonic sound to the music mixed in with some violins and folk instruments, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that utilize a great amount of dark sounding melodies in the riffing that brings in elements of melodic death metal as well as some traditional metal elements, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding black metal guitar solos and leads that have a neo-classical metal feeling to them at times, as for the acoustic guitars when they are they use full chords and finger picking to bring in elements of folk and progressive music.
Vocals range from grim sounding and high pitched black metal screams mixed in with some deep death metal growls and some clean singing being utilized on the last song, while the lyrics cover Norse Paganism and Fantasy, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound for being a self released recording where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Warseid are a very great sounding melodic and symphonic black metal band with folk and progressive music elements and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Shackles Through Sand" and "The Vengeance Pact". RECOMMENDED BUY.