Lycopolis are a band from Egypt that plays a very raw form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 ep "Opener Of The Ways" which was released by Snow Wolf Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the ep while all of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while the music also brings in a great amount of 90's influences. A small amount of melody can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the whole ep also sticks to a heavier musical direction.
Lycopolis plays a style of black metal that is very raw and aggressive sounding in the 90's and early 2000's tradition. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness themes.
In my opinion Lycopolis are a very great sounding raw black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Sun Id But A Mourning Star". 8 out of 10.