Los Angeles, California's Ashen Horde have returned with a new recording which shows the music going into more of a progressive and dissonant mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 ep "Tintregen" which will be released in December.
A very dark sound starts of the ep before going into a heavier direction while the vocals also add in a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls. When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
The riffs also add in a great amount of melody along with the solos and leads being done in a very technical yet melodic style. At times the music also gets very progressive and dissonant sounding while the music always sticks to a very heavy direction as well as having its brutal moments and clean vocals can also be heard briefly on the closing track.
On this recording Ashen Horde takes dissonant black emtal and mixes it with the more progressive and technical style of death metal which was also established on previous releases. The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ashen Horde and if you are a fan of technical, progressive, dissonant black and death metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Entity" and "Mourning Due". 8 out of 10.