Alkhimya are a band from France that plays a melodic and atmospheric mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Emergence" which was released by Sleaszy Rider Records.
A very hard and heavy sound starts off the album while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. When keyboards are utilized they are done in a very atmospheric style and the vocals are in between death metal growls and black metal screams and the riffs also add in a great amount of melody.
During the faster sections of the music a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style. Female vocals are also added onto some of the tracks as well as the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
A couple of tracks also introduces acoustic guitars onto the recording along with the keyboards also adding in a variety of many different sounding keys on later songs and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly. The music also brings in a decent mixture of both old school and modern influences and as the album progresses an instrumental is added onto the recording and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Alkhimya are a very great sounding melodic and atmospheric mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Odysse" "Fallen" "Dark Messiah" and "New Era". 8 out of 10.