Ghostly Aerie Coven are a band from Italy that plays an old school and Finnish influenced form of black metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "Bird Of Prey" which will be released in March by Vacula Productions.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling. Vocals are mostyl high pitched black metal screams along with the songs also being very heavily rooted in the classic Finnish style.
Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing while some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the vocals also adding a more deep and angry approach in certain sections of the recording as well as the guitar solos and leads being done in a very melodic style when they are utilized and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing can also be heard.
Ghostly Aerie Coven plays a style of black metal that is very raw, old school and heavily rooted in the Finnish tradition. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover symbolism, occultism, Egyptian mythology and the alchemy of the three monads.
In my opinion Ghostly Aerie Coven are a very great sounding old school and FInnish influenced black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Inner Spirit Unchained" "Horus Rising" and "My Tongue Is The Spear of Longinvs". 8 out of 10.