Gulguta are a band from Switzerland that plays a mixture of black, death metal and grindcore and this is a review of their self released 2021 album "Andzia".
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the album before going into a very fast and brutal grindcore direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while synths can also be heard on a few tracks and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads are done in a very dark and melodic style. Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with some death metal growls also being utilized at times along with some tracks also adding in some female vocals.
A later track also introduces acoustic guitars onto the album as well as some of the faster riffing also adding in a small amount of tremolo picking and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing can also be heard along with some folk instruments also being added on the closing song. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in the bands native tongue and covers a Polish folk tale "Andzia".
In my opinion Gulguta are a very great sounding mixture of black, death metal and grindcore and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fille du vent" "Fils de putain" and "A mort". 8 out of 10.