Scarlet Embrace are a band from Ukraine that plays a very symphonic, progressive and melodic form of death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Talio" which was released by metal Scrap Records.
Dark nature sounds start off the album along with some symphonic elements a few seconds later which also bring an epic and medieval feeling to the recording along with elements of folk music and after the intro the music goes into a more melodic death metal direction while also keeping around the symphonic sounds as well as adding in a mixture of growls and clean singing.
The band also starts adding female vocals on some of the tracks along with a great amount of progressive rock elements while the main focus is still on melodic death metal and they also bring in a small amount of high pitched screams that bring a black metal feeling to the recording and on some of the alter tracks acoustic guitars and spoken word parts are added in along with a few of the tracks being very long and epic in length and the music starts to find a perfect balance between melody and heaviness and on some of the tracks closer to the end there is a brief use of blast beats being utilized.
Scarlet Embrace have a very interesting sound with their music with the heaviness and melody of death metal, the acoustic structures of progressive rock and folk music and a very heavy symphonic and classical sound being mixed in, the production sounds very professional where you can hear all of the musical instruments and the lyrics cover Mythology and Occultism.
In my opinion Scarlet Embrace are a very great sounding symphonic, progressive and melodic death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Earth's Sigh" "The Obscure Hermetic's" "Ancient Tales" and "Burning One". 8 out of 10.