Ysgaroth are a band from Vancouver B.C, Canada that plays a progressive mixture of black, sludge, post, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their self titled 2020 album "A Storm Over A Black Sea" which will be released in November.
Rain sounds and clean playing start off the album along with some melodic guitar solos and leads a few seconds later while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody. At times the music also gets very progressive sounding along with a couple of the tracks also being very long and epic in length.
All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while some of the faster riffing also adds in a decent amount of tremolo picking. Vocals bring in a mixture of h8igh pitched black metal screams, death metal growls and shouts and the riffs also mix in a great amount of thrash metal elements.
Keyboards can also be heard briefly along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. The slower riffs also add in the heaviness of sludge metal as well as the music also adding in a touch of post metal to make an old school style sound more modern, one track also adds in a brief use of female vocals. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness, death and Satanism themes.
In my opinion Ysgaroth are a very great sounding progressive mixture of black, sludge, post, death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nam Gloria Satanas" and "Deluge". 8 out of 10.