Italy's solo project Chiral have returned with a new recording that remains true to t he atmospheric style of post black metal from previous releases and this is a review of his 2016 album "Glazing Light Eternity" which will be re-issued in June on cassette by Folkvangr Records.
Distorted drones and atmospheric synths start off the album and after awhile the music goes into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction along with some grim yet high pitched black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
When guitar solos and leads at e utilized they are done in a very melodic style and the songs also b ring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the tremolo picking also gives the songs a more raw feeling and when acoustic guitars are utilized they give the songs more of a folk and progressive music edge.
Synths are also mixed in with the heavier sections of the tracks along with a great portion of them being very long and epic in length and spoken word samples are also used briefly along with one track utilizing melodic chants and there is also an instrumental which also adds in ambient touches and grim spoken vocals are added on the closing track.
Chiral creates another recording that remains true to the atmospheric style of post black metal while also adding in more folk elements, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics have a concept to them and cover introspection, solitude, pain, death and love themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Chiral and if you are a fan of atmospheric post black metal, you should check out this cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Haze" and "The Hourglass'. 8 out of 10.