Ciemra are a band from Belarus that plays a very aggressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2023 album "The Tread Of Darkness" which was released by Avantgarde Music.
Acoustic guitars start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams. Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style and all of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a couple of tracks also adding in a small amount of clear vocals.
The songs also add in a decent mixture of both old school and modern influences along with a couple of tracks also adding in a brief use of dark soundscapes and spoken word parts, whispers and clean playing can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the denial of the usual foundations of the world, the darkest manifestations of human activity and the energies hidden beyond the dark abyss.
In my opinion Cierma are a very great sounding modern and aggressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ciemra" "Call of The Ancestors" "Winter" and "When Eyes Close". 8 out of 10. occultblackmetalzine
Release Date: 25.02.2023
FFO: Watain, Behemoth, Mgła
Buy album link: https://www.sound-cave.com/en/band/ciemra
Short Bio: Ciemra, Belarusian for “Darkness”, is a Black Metal band from Minsk which came to life in 2019, when five essences emerged from the Abyss to the veils of night on the eve of the end times, in order to reap the living, to satisfy the hunger of Darkness and to nourish the wombs of the Dark Gods.
The Tread Of Darkness is based on the denial of the usual foundations of the world, on the darkest manifestations of human activity, and on energies hidden beyond the Dark Abyss. The nine songs of the album make no mystery of their anti-religiousness, which Ciemra turn into pure black matter.
Nature, in its primordial beauty and originality, also finds a place in The Thread Of Darkness, as there is where Ciemra find themselves at peace.
The Belarusian quintet delivers a fast-paced, cold and pure black metal which is looking at both the classic European sound and its more contemporary interpretations. You will find loads of riffs, as well as the odd solo and melodic hook, which will relentlessly drag you toward the Darkness.
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