Ringare are an international duo with members from the United States and Sweden that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on the recording plays an ambient form of black metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "Thrall Of Winter's majesty" which will be released in April by Amor Fati Productions.
Ambient style synths start off the album and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music at times. All of the tracks are also very long and epic in length while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which 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 along with the guitar solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also adding in a good amount of 90's influences as well as a couple of the tracks also being instrumentals, all of the drum beats are also programmed. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover nature, death and misanthropy themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ringare and if you are a fan of ambient black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Witness To Winter's Lament" and "Thrall Of Winter's Majesty". 8 out of 10.