Steignyr are a band from Spain that plays a mixture of Celtic folk, melodic black and death metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "The Legacy Of Wyrd" which will be released in July by Art Gates Records.
Field recordings start off the album and nature sounds start off the album along with some spoken word parts a few seconds later. Folk instruments are also added into some parts of the recording and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music at times and clean female vocals are also a very huge part of songs.
Death metal growls are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats. Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with some tracks also adding in some acoustic guitars which also gives the recording more of a middle ages atmosphere.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some choirs also being utilized at times. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style as well as one track also introducing symphonic sounds onto the album and the songs also show a decent amount of influences from the more melodic side of black metal. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Fantasy, Norse Mythology, Forest and Nature themes.
In my opinion Steignyr are a very great sounding mixture of folk, melodic black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical g enres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The COming Of Aland" "Edevane" "The Well Of ice" and "Everything Silent". 8 out of 10.