Antartandes are a band from Chile that plays a symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 ep "Illvsio Machina" which will be released in July by Australis Records.
Ritualistic spoken word parts start off the ep before going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction. At times the vocals sound very deep while synths and symphonic elements are also mixed into the heavier sections of the music and after awhile black metal screams are added onto the recording.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style while the faster sections of the songs also add in a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as some of the tracks being very long and epic in length and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Antartandes plays a style of black emtal that is very dark, symphonic and melodic sounding. The production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover Luciferian, Occultism, Battles and Death themes.
In my opinion Antartandes are a very great sounding symphonic black metal band and if you are a fan of t his musical genre, you should check out t his ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lucifer Arquetipo Acorporeo" and "This Is The Flame". 8 out of 10.