Slovenia's Dalkhu have returned with a new recording which continues the raw and melodic style of black metal from previous releases and this is a review of their 2018 album "Lamentation And Ardent Fire" which will be released in September by Godz Of War Productions.
Dark sounding synths start off the album along with some drum beats a few seconds later which also leads to a heavier direction while the vocals bring in grim black metal screams along with some spoken word parts also being used briefly and the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling while the vocals also mix in death metal growls at times along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style as well as all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the music also mixing in a great amount of Swedish influences and as the album progresses clean vocals can also be heard briefly.
Dalkhu creates another recording that remains true to the raw and melodic style of black metal from previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness, death and occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Dalkhu and if you are a fan of raw and melodic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I Am" "Gaps of Existence" and "Night". 8 out of 10.