Isolert are a band from Greece that plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "No Hope, No Light...Only Death" which will be released in May by Ogmios Underground.
Clean guitar playing starts off the album along with some synths in the background which leads up to a heavier musical direction which also uses dark sounding melodies and after the intro spoken word parts are used briefly along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the faster sections using a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats and the music has a 90's second wave feeling and the vocals also get melodic at times.and there is also a brief use of whispers and the solos and leads the band uses are done in a very melodic fashion and spoken word samples are also used on the other songs as well and clean playing also makes e return on a later track before returning back to a heavier direction while synths return on the last track which is also very long and epic in length.
Isolert creates another raw black metal recording that is very rooted in the 90's second wave tradition while also getting more melodic this time, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover misanthropy, death, metaphysical and hate themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Isolert and if you are a fan of raw and melodic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Your Hypocrisy" and "The Dance Of Tormented Spirits". 8 out of 10.