Eshtadur are a band from Columbia that has been featured before in this zine and plays a melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of t heir 2017 album "Mother Gray" which will be released in August by Bleeding Music.
Heavy and melodic riffs start off the album along with some atmospheric synths in the background while death metal growls are added onto t he recording a few seconds later and when t he music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and a great amount of Swedish influences can also be heard.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and grim black metal screams can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion and some songs also mix in symphonic elements and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and clean singing is added onto the closing track.
On this recording Eshtadur moves away from t he black metal influences and focuses more of a melodic death metal style while still retaining some of the symphonic elements, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and rebellion themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Eshtadur and if you are a fan of melodic death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Plaguemaker" "Time Hole To Paris" "The Day After" and "Last Day Of The Condor". 8 out of 10.