United Kingdom's solo project Ewigkeit have returned with a new recording which is also a re-recording of his 2000 album "Land Of Fog" which shows him updating his synth style of black metal for the modern era and the album will be released in February by Death to Music Productions.
Ambient style soundscapes and synths start off the album which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the songs along with some spoken word parts a few seconds later. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams as well as some clean vocals also being utilized at times.
Psychedelic sounds can also be heard at times while the music also has its symphonic moments. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style along with some tracks also adding in a small amount of clean playing and whispered vocals and blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard during the faster sections of the songs which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them. Melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing as well as the music also having its experimental and progressive moments, elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the inner worlds of the subconsciousness and the imagination.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ewigkeit and if you are a fan of experimental and synth oriented black metal, you should check out this re-recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Land Of Fog" "The Only Way" and "The Doomsday Machine". 8 out of 10.