Ancient Flame are a solo project from Pennsylvania that plays a traditional form of black metal and this is a review of his 2019 album "Tyrant Blood" which was released by Morbid Chapel Records.
Melodic guitar leads start off the album along with some grim sounding black metal screams a few seconds later. Synths can also be heard in the background on all of the tracks and also gives the music more of an atmospheric and epic feeling while the riffs also add in a great amount of melody.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also having a good amount of 90's influences as well as a couple of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
Ancient Flame plays a style of black metal that is very raw, melodic, atmospheric, epic and traditional sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover paganism, barbarism and darkness themes.
In my opinion Ancient Flame are a very great sounding traditional and epic sounding black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Arrow Of Truth And Hate" "The Drid" and "Tyrant Of Blood". 8 out of 10.