Moon Oracle are a band from Finland that plays an archaic and eldritch mixture of black and doom metal and this is a review of their 2021 album Muse of the Nightside" which will be released in August as a joint effort between Signal Rex and Bestial Burst.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams along with the faster sections of the songs also adding in a decent amount of blast beats and melodies are also added into some of the riffing.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the tremolo picking also gives the songs more of a raw feeling when they are utilized. Elements of doom metal are also added into the slower sections of the songs and the music also captures the rawness of the classic Finnish era.
A later track also adding in a brief use of psychedelic soundscapes before returning back to a heavier direction as well as the clean sections also bringing in a horror movie style atmosphere when it is utilized, spoken word parts can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover the battleground between the Id and The Ego.
In my opinion Moon Oracle are a very great sounding archaic and eldritch mixture of black and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Huntress And The Hunted" and "The 10th hour". 8 out of 10.