Tome Of The Unreplenished - Earthbound
Tome Of The Unreplenished are a band from Cyprus that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording goes for more of an atmospheric style of black metal and this is a review of their 2022 album "Earthbound" which will be released in April as a joint effort between Avantgarde Music and Xenoglossy Productions.
Dark soundscapes start off the album before going into more of a fast and raw musical direction which also utilizes a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. Cleat vocals can also be heard in certain sections of the album along with some spoken word parts also being utilized briefly and the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style.
At times the music also gets very atmospheric sounding along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody. Acoustic guitars and synths can also be heard on a few tracks as well as some tracks also showing the music going into more of an experimental direction. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Earth and Space themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Tome Of The Unreplenished and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tellurian" and "Astraios Ayr". 8 out of 10.