Yoth Iria are a band from Greece that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays an occult mixture of black and doom metal and this is a review of their album "As The Flame Withers" which will be released in 2021 by Pagan Records.
Melodic riffing starts off the album before going into a faster musical direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they also add in a great amount of melody while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched sounding black emtal screams and the tremolo picking also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while the songs also add in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. When keyboards are utilized they also give the music more of an atmospheric feeling and the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's Greek style.
Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs along with some tracks also adding in a small amount of clean playing. Melodic chants can also be heard briefly as well as the music also capturing a Mediterranean atmosphere at times, some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length and as the album progresses a brief use of ritualistic spoken word parts and clean playing can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Romantic Satanism, Luciferian, Hermetic and Occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Yoth Iria and if you are a fan of occult black and doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Great Hunter" "The Mantis" and "The Luciferian".8/5 out of 10.