Elarmir are a band from Italy that plays a symphonic and progressive mixture of melodic death and power metal and this is a review of their 2015 album 'Human Waste" which was released by Revalve Records.
A very dark, heavy yet modern metal sound starts off the album along with some operatic female vocals a few seconds later and the guitar riffs also utilize a great amount of melody and this music also gets very progressive at times and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard along with death metal growls also being a very huge part of the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the vocals also alternate between the growls and operatic vocals quite a bit throughout the album.
The melodic singing also adds in a touch of power metal and you can also hear influences of black metal, groove metal, thrash, jazz and classical quite a bit throughout the recording and some songs also bring in a small amount of clean playing and solos and leads are very melodic and technical sounding when they are utilized and one song also brings in male choir vocals and the last track also brings acoustic guitars onto the recording.
Elarmir plays a musical style that takes a melodic yet brutal style of death metal and mixes in prog elements, power metal, operatic singing and a touch of black, groove, thrash metal, jazz and classical to create a style of their own, the production sounds very original while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Elarmir are a very great sounding mixture of melodic death and prog metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Thorns" "Dish Of Pain" and "Human Wisdom". 8 out of 10.