Forlesen are a band from Portland, Oregon that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a mixture of post black, doom metal, dark ambient and slowcore and this is a review of their 2022 album "Black Terrian" which will be released in October by I, Voidhanger Records.
Ambient style synths start off the album and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the songs at times. Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs along with the vocals also being done mostly in a clean style and all of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic post metal style while the riffs also add in a great amount of melody. Grim black metal screams can also b e heard at times along with all of the musical instruments on the recording also having a very powerful sound to them.
Clean playing can also be heard on some of the tracks along with one track also introducing female vocals onto the album. When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Forlesen and if you are a fan of post black, doom metal, d ark ambient and slowcore, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Strega" and "Saturnine". 8 out of 10.
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