Behind The Shadows are a band from Greece that plays a mixture of black, death and power metal and this is a review of their 2016 ep "Raising Hell" which will be released on May 18th by Visionaire Records.
Clean singing power metal vocals along with a heavy and melodic sound starts off the ep and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the solos and leads also use a lot of melody and also adds more of a traditional metal style to the recording and classical guitars can also be heard in the music at times.
When spoken word parts are utilized they give the music more of a ritualistic feeling and after awhile grim black metal screams make their presence known on the recording along with the riffs adding in more melodic death metal elements and the faster sections of the songs also bring in a small amount of blast beats and when keyboards are finally added onto the recording they give the music more of an epic and symphonic feeling and growls can also be heard at times and all of the songs sound different from each other.
Behind The Shadows plays a musical style that takes power metal and mixes it with black, melodic death metal and some symphonic elements to create something very original sounding, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Behind The Shadows are a very great sounding mixture of power, black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Give Me Your Soul" and "Bloody paradise". 8 out of 10.