Bryan Eckerman is a solo artist from San Antonio, Texas that plays a melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of his self released 2020 album "The 7th Sin" which will be released in July.
Clean playing starts off the album while the vocals are mostly grim sounding black emtal screams while synths also mix in with the heavier sections of the songs at times. The riffs also add in a great amount of melody along with the faster sections of the songs also adding in a lot of blast beats and tremolo picking.
Melodies are also added in a lot of the guitar riffing while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow. mid paced and fast parts. Death metal growls are also added into certain sections of the recording along with the guitar solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style.
A great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with clean playing also making a return on some of the later songs. Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly and as the album progresses a brief use of classical guitars and clean vocals can also be heard and the recording closes with some Mercyful Fate, Illnath, Pain and Judas Priest covers. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Horror and Mystery themes.
In my opinion Bryan Eckerman is a very great sounding melodic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Succubus" "Graveyard Hymn" "Sold my Soul" and "Night Comes Down". 8 out of 10.