Finland's Sammas' Equinox have returned with a new recording which continues the raw and atmospheric style of black metal from their previous releases and this is a review of their 2020 album "Tulikehrat" which will be released in September by Signal Rex.
Synths start off the album along with some tribal beats a few seconds later before going into a heavier musical direction. All of the instruments also have a very powerful sound to them along with the vocals being mostly grim sounding black metal screams and the music also adds in a decent amount of 90's influences.
Dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing while the faster sections of the songs also add in a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling. Atmospheric elements are also added into the heavier sections of the songs.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with one of the tracks also being very long and epic in length as well as the synths also making a return on some of the later songs. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover the distinctual manifestations of Fire and Will along with one track also being written in Finnish.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Sammas' Equinox and if you are a fan of raw and atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fire" and "High Seat Of The Pain Mountain". 8out of 10.