France's solo project Esoctrilihum has returned with a new recording which shows the music going for a symphonic and occult mixture of black and death metal with some touches of doom metal and this is a review of his 2021 album "Dy'th Requiem For The Serpent Telepath" which will be released in May by I, Voidhanger Records.
A very heavy, dark and melodic sound starts off the album while the solos and leads also add in a great amount of melody. Symphonic sounds are also mixed in with the heavier sections of the music along with the vocals being mostly grim sounding black metal screams as well as some whispers also being utilized at times.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. A great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with the slower sections of the album also adding in elements of doom metal.
Stringed instruments can also be heard on some of the tracks along with some death metal growls also being utilized at times. When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the songs more of a raw feeling as well as the vocals also getting more high pitched in some parts of the recording.
Clear singing can also be heard briefly and as the album progresses an instrumental can also be heard and there is also a brief use of clean playing and pianos. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon the story of the death, transfiguration and rebirth of the serpent Telepath which is also divided into four different chapters.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Esoctrilihum and if you are a fan of symphonic and occult black and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sahln" "Eginbaal" "Dy'th" and "Nomines har". 8/5 out of 10.