As Light Dies are a band from Spain that plays an avant garde form of black metal along with some elements of doom and goth and this is a review of their 2015 ep "Gea" which will be released on June 26th by Brutal Arratia Records.
Dark avant garde sounds start off the ep along with some ambient style synths a few seconds later and after the intro violins are added into the music and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the music also starts to get more heavier along with the heavy and atmospheric parts being mixed in together.
When vocals are added the music they use both death metal growls and black metal screams along with the guitars adding in a great amount of goth and prog rock elements and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats are utilized and you can also hear clean singing being utilized in certain sections of the recording and half of the songs are instrumental and they close the ep with a cover of Enslaved's "As Fire Swept Clean the Earth".
As Light Dies plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in the avant garde black metal style but also mixes in doom, death, symphonic and goth elements to create a musical style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover depression, math and historical themes.
In my opinion As Light Dies are a very great sounding avant garde black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gea" and "As Fire Swept Clean the Earth". 8 out of 10.