Garth Arum are a solo project from Spain that plays an avant garde and progressive mixture of black and doom metal and this is a review of his 2020 album "The Fireflowers Tale" which will be released on August 24th by Darkness Within/Darkwoods.
Nature sounds start off the album while ambient style soundscapes can also be heard briefly along with most of the tracks being very long and epic in length. Operatic female vocals can also be heard on one of the songs and when synths are utilized they also give the tracks more of an atmospheric feeling.
Clean playing can also be heard on the second track while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style. At times the music also gets very progressive sounding along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and death metal growls are also a very huge part of the recording.
Blackened screams can also be heard some parts of the music along with the faster sections of songs also adding in a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the tracks, clean singing and whispers can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and throughout the album you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dreams and the deep voyages within.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Garth Arum and if you are a fan of avant garde, black and doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Flowers Of Life" and "The Gods Are Beholding You". 8 out of 10.