Aorlhac are a band from France that plays a very epic, melodic and raw form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "L'espirit des vents" which will be released in March by Les Acteurs de I' Ombre Productions.
Tremolo picking riffing starts off the album and also gives the music more of a raw feeling before going into a faster direction which also introduces blast beats onto the recording along with the vocals being mostly angry black metal screams while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
A great amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing along with the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic fashion as well as some clean vocals also being used briefly ad most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and on one of the tracks a small amount of folk instruments can also be heard and as the album progresses a brief use of acoustic guitars can also be heard, a later song also brings in a small amount of death metal growls and they close the album with an instrumental.
Aorlhac plays a style of black metal that is very raw, epic and melodic sounding, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics are written in French and cover Medieval Times and Occitan History themes.
In my opinion Aorlhac are a very great sounding raw, melodic and epic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genres, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Alderica" "Ode a la croix clechee" "la procession des trepasses" and "L'ora es vunguda". 8 out of 10.