Last Wail are a band from Russia that plays a mixture of folk, melodic black and death metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Forgotten" which was released by Stygian Crypt Productions.
Epic sounding keyboards start off the album and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music. The riffs also bring in a great amount of melody along with some grim screams that also add in a touch of black metal while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style.
Folk instruments are also mixed into the heavier sections of the music at times while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a decent amount of blast beats. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Death metal growls can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while one track also introduces acoustic guitars and spoken word parts into the music. A the album progresses a brief use of clean vocals can also be heard along with a later track being an instrumental. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover battles and magick themes.
In my opinion Last Wail are a very great sounding mixture of folk, melodic black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Runes" "Walking Bird" "DragonSlayer" and "Fallen Mountain". 8 out of 10.