Eternal Samhain are a band from Italy that plays a very symphonic and gothic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Storyteller Of The Sunset And Dawn" which will be released at the end of October by RNC Music.
Atmospheric sounding synths start off the album along with some spoken word parts a few seconds later and after the intro the music goes into more of a heavier ad symphonic direction along with some grim black metal screams and the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
At times the riffs can be very melodic and throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the faster riffs also use a great amount of tremolo picking and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the vocals also get deep in some parts of the songs.
You can also hear a touch of goth in the bands musical style and the guitar leads are done in a very melodic fashion and clean guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and they also bring in a brief instrumental before returning back to vocal tracks and as the album progresses violins can be heard on a few songs..
Eternal Samhain plays a style of symphonic black metal that is very heavily rooted in the 90's and also brings in a touch of goth, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Italian and English and cover dark themes.
In my opinion Eternal Samhain are a very great sounding symphonic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cathedral" "Vespri" "King Of Yourself" and "Storyteller Of The Sunset And Dawn". 8 out of 10.