Lemuria are a band from Belgium that plays a very symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of their album "The Hysterical Hunt" which will be reelased in 2019 by Massacre Records.
A very epic sounding intro starts off the album and also captures the atmosphere of a fantasy movie soundtrack while whispers and spoken word parts can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording along with some symphonic elements being added onto the recording which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody as well as the faster sections of the songs also bringing in a great amount of blast beats.
Throughout the recording you can also heat a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while some of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with some tracks also adding in a small amount of female vocals on a couple of songs as well as a couple of songs also introducing folk instruments and acoustic guitars onto the recording and they also bring in a couple of interludes.
Lemuria plays a style of black metal that is very epic, melodic and symphonic style, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept inspired inspired by true events and involves a hunt for werewolves along with some horror and occult elements.
In my opinion Lemuria 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 "A Plague Upon The Land" "Of Winter ANd Hell" and "Endcame (The Impending Truth)". 8 out of 10.