Friday, March 16, 2012

LLVME/Yia De Nuesu/My Kingdom Music/2012 CD Review

  LLVME are a band from Spain that plays a mixture of atmospheric doom and black metal mixed in with Leonese folk music and this is a review of their 2012 album "Yia Nuesu" which was released by My Kingdom Music.

Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with not much in the way of dast playing or blast beats ,while the keyboards bring in a very dark and atmospheric sound to the music mixed in with some Celtic violins and bagpipes that bring in a very ancient sounding medievel pagan folk music sound, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced riffs that combines elements of black, death and doom metal together with a great amount of dark sounding melodies being thrown into the music while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding Celtic/Doom Metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars which are only utilized briefly they use finger picking that brings in a progressive rock feeling to enhance the darkness of the music.

Vocals are a mixture of deep death metal growls, high pitched black metal screams , male and female clean singing, while the lyrics are written in Leonese and cover the Pagan themes from that culture, as for the production it has a very strong, heavy and power sound to it.

In my opinion LLVME are a very great sounding doom/black/death/folk metal hybrid and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Helmantica" "Yia Fatu A Tierra" "Pramoseu" and "Mirobriga". RECOMMENDED BUY.


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