Across The Burning Sky are a band from Northern Europe that plays a melodic form of death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "The End Is Near" which will be released in October by MDD Records.
Epic sounding synths start off the album and after the intro the music goes into more of a heavier and melodic direction where you can also h ear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody and during the faster sections of the songs a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
Vocals are mostly high pitched screams that have somewhat of a black metal feeling to them while death metal growls can also be heard at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while also being heavily rooted in the 90's European tradition and synths also make a return later on during the recording and a later track also brings in a brief use of acoustic guitars and they close the album with a synth outro.
Across The Burning Sky plays a style of melodic death metal that goes back to the 90's day of the genre, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and mythological themes.
In my opinion Across The Burning Sky are a very great sounding melodic death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Demons Rising" "Call Of The Ancient Gods" "Ashes to Ashes" and "The End". 8 out of 10.