Trom where a band from Switzerland that played a mixture of black metal, goth metal and deathrock and this is a review of their 1993 ep "Balmor" which was released by Masked Dead Records.
Clean guitar playing along with some grim black metal screams start off the ep and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and spoken word parts can also be heard at times and after awhile the music starts going into more of a heavier direction while also mixing in elements of industrial metal.
A couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the riffs also use melodies at times and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard and the solos and leads also use a decent amount of melody while later songs bring in more goth and deathrock elements along with a touch of post punk and every track sounds different from each other.
Trom played a musical style that was ahead of its time in 1993 taking black metal, industrial, goth and death rock and mixing t hem together to create something very original the production sounds very dark and powerful while the lyrics cover alchemy, death, and occultism themes.
In my opinion Trom are a very great sounding mixture of black metal, goth and death rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nigra Opera" and "Balmor". 8 out of 10.