Sylvan are a band from New York that plays a very atmospheric form of ambient black metal and this is a review of their self released 2021 ep "Nott".
A very dark, heavy and lo-fi sound starts off the ep while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style along with both of the tracks being very long and epic in length and the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the songs more of a raw feeling while the music also h as its atmospheric moments. When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard along with some of the vocals also getting deep sounding at times as well as the first song also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, the second track is also a dark ambient instrumental.
Sylvan plays out 2 different musical styles with their songs with the first one going for more of a raw and atmospheric black metal direction and the second track going into a dark ambient direction. The production sounds very dark, raw and lo-fi while the lyrics cover darkness themes.
In my opinion Sylvan are a very great sounding raw and atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Abysm". 8 out of 10.