Ash Of Ashes are a duo from Germany that plays a musical style they describe as being 'epic skaldic metal' and this is a review of their self released 2018 album "Down The White Waters".
Epic sounding synths and acoustic guitars start off the album along with some clean pagan vocals a few seconds later which are also added into the heavier sections of the music while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
Black metal screams can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while pagan chants are also utilized at times along with some blast beats when the music speeds up as well as the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody, folk instruments can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and as the album progresses a short instrumental can also be heard.
Ash Of Ashes plays a musical style that takes pagan, melodic black and folk metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional fro being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Paganism and Nature themes themes.
In my opinion Ash Of Ashes are a very great sounding epic pagan metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Down The White Waters" "Sea of Stones" and "Chambers Of Stone (The Lay Of Wayland)". 8 out of 10.