Texas's solo project Ovnev has returned with a new recording which continues the atmospheric style of black metal from his previous releases and this is a review of his 2020 album "Transpiration" which will be released on August 7th by Naturmacht Productions.
Water sounds start off the album along with some acoustic guitars a few seconds later while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
The riffs also add in a decent amount of melody while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also having its atmospheric moments and most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length, acoustic guitars also return on some of the later tracks and also gives the songs more of a progressive edge as well as the closing track also adding in a brief use of spoken word parts.
On this recording Ovnev remains true to the atmospheric style of black metal t hat he has established on previous releases. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover scientific discovery and botanic wonder themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Ovnev and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Eleemental Ascension" and "Ridges of Dispersion", 8 out of 10.