Dark Portrait are a band from Greece that plays a very melodic, symphonic and gothic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "A Harrowing Atrocity" which will be released in December by Xperiment XIII.
A very dark sounding violin starts off the album along with some symphonic keyboards being added onto the recording a few seconds later and they also give the music more of a classical feeling and operatic female vocals can also be heard briefly and they also mix in with the heavier side of the songs.
When t he music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard and the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched screams while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody and you can also hear a touch of goth in the music and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and clean singing can also be heard at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the solos and lads sticking to a very melodic style and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length.
Dark Portrait plays a style of black metal that is very symphonic and melodic while also adding in touches of goth, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Darkness and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Dark Portrait are a very great sounding symphonic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Incantation For Lamia" "As I Die" "Fiend Incarnate" and "Ocean Of Pain". 8 out of 10.
Incantation for Lamia: https://youtu.be/0N_PsvklGU0
The Rise of the Anti-Christ (feat. Hliana Tsakiraki): https://youtu.be/-14sBn73EY0