Ephyra are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of folk and melodic death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "The Day Of Return" which was released by Volcano Records & Promotion.
A very hard and heavy sound starts off the album along with some death metal growls which also having a blackened metal feeling to them at times while female vocals and folk instruments are also used quite a bit throughout the recording and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style as well as some tracks also adding in Japanese And Mongolian instruments, the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody and as the album progresses throat singing and acoustic guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
Ephyra takes folk metal and mixes it with the melodic sides of black and death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Medieval Fantasy, Warriors and Battle themes.
In my opinion Ephyra are a very great sounding mixture of folk and melodic death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Day Of Return" "Wayfarer" "Dance Between The Rocks" and "True Blood". 8 out of 10.