Flamekeeper are a solo project originally from Italy but now resides in Sweden and plays an epic mixture of black and heavy metal and this is a review of his 2019 ep "We Who Lights The Fire" which will be released in November by Invictus Productions.
Epic sounding synths start off the ep along with a brief use of spoken word parts while also capturing the atmosphere of the dark ages before going into a heavier musical direction but also keeping the synths in some parts of the music and blast beats can also be heard during the faster sections of the songs.
When tremolo picking is utilized it gives the music more of a raw feeling while the vocals are done in more of a first wave black metal style. All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When acoustic guitars are utilized they give the music more of a medieval feeling along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style along with the clean vocals reminding me Hammerheart, Twilight Of The Gods era Bathory, elements of 80's era traditional metal can also be heard at times and the ep closes with a cover of Necromantia's "Ancient Pride". The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the worship of fire themes.
In my opinion Flamekeeper are a very great sounding epic mixture of black and heavy metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Until This Earth Takes Me" and "Ancient Pride". 8 out of 10.