Drama Noir are a band from Greece that plays a symphonic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 album "Princess Airam".
Dark soundscapes start off the album along with some elements of Mediterranean music before going into a heavier direction. The riffs also add in a great amount of melody while the vocals also bring in a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls as well as the riffs also using a good amount of melody.
At times the music also gets very atmospheric sounding along with the songs also mixing in a great amount of 90's influences. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style as well as some symphonic elements also being mixed in with the heavier side of the album.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard as well as some tracks also adding in some female vocals along with the songs also adding in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them.
As the album progresses spoken word parts are also added into some of the recording along with a couple of songs are also very long and epic in length. Tremolo picking can also be heard during some of the faster sections of the music as well as a couple of tracks also adding in some rough yet melodic male vocals, ethic musical instruments, spoken word parts and clean playing and the album c loses with a cover of Rotting Christ's "Saturn Unlock Avey's Son". The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Egyptian/Greek Mythology, Religion and Historical themes..
In my opinion Drama Noir are a very great sounding melodic and symphonic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Curse of Seth" and "The Forgotten Warrior". 8 out of 10.