Windfaerer are a band from New Jersey that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black metal, melodic death metal and folk metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 album "Tenebrosum'.
Folk instruments start off the album giving the music an atmospheric feeling before getting more heavy and adding in more of an epic black metal sound along with a great amount of melody and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats are brought into the music.
When vocals are added into the music they use both grim growls and high pitched black metal screams while the solos and leads are very melodic and the songs bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear a lot of modern melodic death metal elements in the bands musical styles.
When acoustic guitars are utilized they bring in more elements of folk music and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and some parts of the songs bring in a ritualistic, tribal and shamanistic feeling and the songs also bring in a great mixture of both acoustic and heavy parts.
Windfaerer continues their style of melodic black metal of previous recordings and also keeping the death and folk metal elements while also making the songs more epic and atmospheric, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover myths of the Iberian Peninsula.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Windfaerer and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Celestial Supremacy" "Santeria" and "The Outer Darkness". 8 out of 10.