Recreant are a band from Florida that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black metal, crust, screamo and punk and this is a review of their 2014 album "Still Burn" which was released by Halo Of Flies.
Clean playing starts off the album along with some heavier parts a few seconds later which leads up to more of a black metal influenced screamo direction along with a mixture of screams and growls and you can also hear a decent amount of melody in the bands musical style and when the music speeds up the crust elements really start to kick in.
In certain sections of the recording you can hear a small amount of blast beats being utilized and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with some solos and leads that bring a post rock influence into the bands sound and as the album progresses violins start to make their way onto the recording.
There is a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts throughout the recording and at times you can hear a classical music feeling being mixed in with the heavier side of the bands musical style which also sees hardcore style yells being added onto some of the later tracks while the screams still dominate most of the recording.
Recreant continue the black metal and crust punk influenced screamo sound of previous recordings as well as keeping the violins and they manage to create a very heavy, raw and aggressive musical sound with this recording, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover rape culture and the personal struggles of mental health.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Recreant and if you are a fan of black metal influenced screamo, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Spectacle" "Silent Plague, Silent Trauma" "Skin" and "All the Remains". 8 out of 10.