Cernunnos are a band from Georgia that plays a very symphonic form of black/pagan metal and this is a review of their self released 3003 ep "The Beast".
Drums range from slow, to mid paced drumming with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats, while the keyboards bring a very epic, atmospheric and symphonic sound to the music as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing t hat is coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced mainstream style black metal riffs with a good amount of melody being thrown into the riffing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from high pitched black metal screams to clean singing as well as a brief use of deep death metal growls, while the lyrics cover Celtic Paganism, as for the production it has a very dark sound that is more underground sounding than most symphonic black metal bands with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Cerrunnos are a very great sounding symphonic black/pagan metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Perpetual Avalon" and "Battle Hymn Of The Motherland". RECOMMENDED BUY.