Nevalra are a band from Columbia, Missouri that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Conjure The Storm" which will be released in June by M-Theory Audio.
Dark and ritualistic soundscapes start off the album along with some demonic voices and symphonic sounds before going into a heavier musical direction. Vocals bring in a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style.
When the music speeds up a great amount of melody can also be heard while the faster sections of the songs also utilize a lot of blast beats. Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with one song also introducing acoustic guitars onto the recording.
As the album progresses orchestra sounds are also brought into some parts of the music while some of the riffs and leads also have their technical moments as well as the riffing also utilizing a great amount of melody. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them and one track also brings acoustic guitars into the music. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover occultism, philosophy, history and death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Nevalra and if you are a fan of melodic blackened death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "...Of Ruination" "Conjure the Storm" "Kismet" and "Prophet For Profit". 8 out of 10.