Downcast Twilight are a band from the United Kingdom that has been featured before in this band and plays a mixture of melodic black, death and folk metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Wrath Of The Anunnaki" which was released by Stygian Crypt Productions.
Middle eastern style instruments start off the album and also mix into the heavier sections of the music along with a good amount of orchestra and symphonic elements. A great amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing while the vocals are mostly death metal growls.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a black metal influence. Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as some clean vocals being added into some parts of the music.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style while the music also mixes in folk music elements into the heavier sections of the songs. Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and clean playing is also added into some parts of the music. All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses aggressive screams are also added into the music along with one song also bringing in female vocals. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are based upon the Epic Of Gilgamesh and Sumerian Mythology.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Downcast Twilight and if you are a fan of melodic black, death and folk metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Snarling Chaos" "Wrath Of The Anunnaki" "Elder Terrors of The Deep" and "Ereshkigal's Throne". 8/5out of 10.