Twilightfall are a band from Ukraine that plays a blackened mixture of melodic death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "The Energy Of Soul" which will be released in August by Svarga Music.
A very heavy, melodic and symphonic sound starts off the album and a few seconds guitar solos and grim blackened death metal vocals are added into the music which also leads to a mixture of clean and heavy parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the music utilizes a great amount of progressive and neo-classical elements.
Most of the music is heavily influenced by the Swedish and Finnish melodic death metal scene's but done with a more blackened atmosphere and staying away from t he happier sides of those musical genres and there is also a great amount of thrash metal elements being added into the bands musical style at times and acoustic guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording..
As the album progresses the music starts to alternate more between slow, mid paced and fast parts and the guitar solos start becoming one of the biggest factor in all of the tracks on the recording and the symphonic elements also start having a more powerful presence in the bands musical sound and after awhile the vocals start utilizing more death metal growls.
Twilightfall creates an interesting style with their musical sound taking the Finnish and Swedish styles of melodic death metal and combining them with thrash, neo-classical and a touch of symphonic black metal to create a very heavy and diverse album, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and metaphysical themes.
In my opinion Twilightfall are a very great sounding blackened, melodic death/thrash metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Spirit Of Ancestors" "Welcome To New Day" and "Storm". 8 out of 10.