Crepuscule d' Hiver are a solo project from France that plays a medieval form of black metal and this is a review of his 2020 album "Par-dela noireglaces et brumes-sinistres" which was released by Les Acteurs de L' Ombre Productions.
Dungeon synth style synths start off the album and also gives the music the atmosphere of a fantasy movie soundtrack while also mixing in with the heavier section of the music at times. A great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length and when tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Blast beats can also be heard during the faster sections of the songs while the tracks also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with the music also adding in a decent amount of 90's influences.
All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with some tracks also adding in some female vocals. The riffs also add in a decent amount of melody as well as the music also having its atmospheric moments, a couple of tracks also introduces clean male vocals onto the recording and as the album progresses a brief instrumental can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in French and cover medieval themes.
In my opinion Crepuscule d' Hiver are a very great sounding medieval black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "La sang sur ma lame" and "Par-dela noireglaces et brumes-sinistres. 8/5 out of 10.