Helioss are a band form France that plays a symphonic and melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Antumbra" which will be released in March by Apathia Records.
Tragic sounding keyboards start off the album and after a minute the music goes into a very fast and heavy musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while the vocals bring in a mixture of high pitched black metal screams and death metal along with the riffs also using a great amount of melody.
Symphonic and heavy parts mix together quite a bit throughout the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic fashion and there is also a brief use of classical guitars on some of the tracks and they also bring in a brief instrumental before returning back to vocals and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while spoken word samples and nature sounds are also used briefly and a few of the songs are very long and epic in length.
Helioss plays a musical style that takes a symphonic and melodic style of black metal and mixes it with death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover light, religion, death and where men belongs in this world themes.
In my opinion Helioss are a very great sounding symphonic and melodic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The World is Ours" "Forsaken" "Screaming In Silence" and "The Sun Is Gone". 8 out of 10.