Syrgja is a solo project from Sweden that plays a very depressive form of black metal and this is a review of his 2019 album "Ett Kalhygge av Minnen" which was released by Nailed Nazarene Industries.
Atmospheric sounding synths start off the album which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the songs. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while the vocals are mostly depressive sounding black metal screams and the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style.
Some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length while the vocals also bring in more of an angry approach at times. When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can also be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling and some tracks also add in a small amount of clean playing.
Water sounds are also added on a later track as well as a brief use of spoken word parts being added on a couple of songs along with some stringed instruments also being used briefly. Elements of depressive rock can also be heard in the cleaner sections of the songs and most of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Swedish and cover melancholy, unknown, depression, suicide and homelessness themes.
In my opinion Syrgia is a very great sounding depressive black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Missanpassed" and "Varldsforaktaren". 8 out of 10.