Ukraine's Fausttophel have returned with a new recording which continues their melodic mixture of black and death metal from previous releases and this is a review of their 2019 album "No Liars Among the Fallen" which was released by Another Side Records.
Dark sounding synths and ritualistic spoken word parts start off the album before going into a heavier direction. All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody and blast beats can also be heard during the faster sections of the music.
Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams while clean vocals can also be heard at times along with a high death metal growls. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style.
Clean playing can also be heard at times along with the fast riffs also adding in a decent amount of tremolo picking. Synths also make a return on some of the later tracks as well as giving the songs more of a symphonic touch, some of the songs are also very long and epic in length and as the album progresses a small amount of ethnic style instruments and ritualistic style percussion can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Ukrainian and cover Occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Fausttophel and if you are a fan of melodic black and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "V Kuznie Gefesta" "Kryla" "Put' zaGran'" and "Lilt". 8 out of 10.