Skylord are a band from Russia that plays a very melodic and symphonic mixture of viking, black and death metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Frostcraft" which was released by Soundage Productions.
Keyboards start off the album while also using a variety of many different sounding keys and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music at times. The riffs also bring in a great amount of melody along with the vocals being mostly high pitched black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can also be heard.
At times the music also gets very symphonic sounding while death metal growls and clean pagan vocals are also added into some parts of the recording. The music also has a lot of 90's influences as well as sounding very modern at the same time and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the guitar solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style. Tremolo picking can also be heard in some of the faster riffing along as well as some of the clean vocals also adding in a touch of power metal.
Some of the tracks also mix in elements of folk metal as well as the slower sections of the songs also showing some influences of goth and doom metal and as the album progresses whispered vocals can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Nature, Fantasy, Paganism and Russian History themes.
In my opinion Skylord are a very great sounding melodic and symphonic mixture of black, viking and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Drained(Emberdreams)" "Enchanted Forest" "Scarlet Winter" and "Wintertears". 8 out of 10.