Astaroth Incarnate are a band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording plays a melodic and symphonic mixture of black and death metal along with some elements of goth and doom metal and this is a review of t heir self released 2019 ep "Ascendance"which will be released in December.
A very dark sound along with some clean playing starts off the ep before going into a faster direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Symphonic elements are also mixed into the heavier sections of the music along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style.
Vocals are a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls while the songs also add in a decent balance between slow, mid paced and fast parts. The riffs also add in a decent amount of melody along with the music also adding in elements of goth, avant garde and doom metal, clean playing also returns on the later tracks as well as one track also adding in a brief use of clear vocals and the ep closes with a cover of Cradle Of Filth's "Her Ghost In The Fog" which also introduces female vocals onto the recording.
On this recording Astaroth Incarnate goes into more a symphonic mixture of black and death metal while also adding in some avant garde, doom and goth emtal influences to takes their style to another level. The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics are a concept album involving the alpha and the omega.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Astaroth Incarnate and if you are a fan of melodic and symphonic black and death metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "I Am Death (Alpha)". 8 out of 10.
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