Necronomicon are a band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada that plays a symphonic form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Unus" which was released by Season Of Mist.
Symphonic and orchestra sounds start off the album and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard along with the vocals being mostly death metal growls and the riffs also bring in some melodies.
Elements of black metal are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Grim screams are also added into some parts of the music as well as some tremolo picking also being added into some of the faster sections of the tracks.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style as well as the music also having its brutal moments. One track also introduces spoken word parts and acoustic guitars onto the recording and they also bring in a couple of brief symphonic interludes before returning back to a heavier direction on the following song., operatic female vocals can also be heard briefly and as the album progresses a brief use of middle eastern folk instruments can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Magick, Mythology and Death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Necronomicon and if you are a fan of symphonic blackened death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "From Ashes Into Flesh" "The Thousand Masks" and "Vox Draconis". 8/5 out of 10.