Sylvaine is a solo artist from Norway that plays a mixture of post black metal and ambient and this is a review of her 2018 album "Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone" which was released by Season Of Mist.
Clean playing starts off the album along with some ambient style synths a few seconds later and after awhile female vocals are added onto t he recording and are also a very huge part of the recording. Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style and also add in elements of shoegaze. A lot of the heavy riffing also shows an influence of post metal along with the tremolo picking and blast beats during the faster sections of the songs bringing in more of raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while grim black metal screams can also be heard in certain sections of the recording. At times the music also gets very atmospheric sounding, and as the album progresses acoustic guitars and percussion can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Norwegian and English and cover the extreme range of emotions human existence has to offer.
In my opinion Sylvaine is a very great sounding mixture of black metal, post rock and ambient and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Morklagt" and "Severance". 8 out of 10.