Jotnar are a band from Spain that plays a very melodic form of death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Connected/Condemned" which will be released on April 21st by Massacre Records.
Atmospheric sounding synths along with some heavy yet melodic riffs start off the album and after a few seconds later death metal growls and high pitched screams also start to make their presence known while clean singing is also used at times while the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody.
A great amount of modern metal elements can be heard in the bands musical style and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and they also mix in elements of electronic music in with the heavier sections of the songs,
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly and they also bring in a cover of Nelly Furlado's "Say It Right" and there is also some session work from members of Soilwork and Ultimate Fate and female vocals are added onto the closing track.
Jotnar plays a style of melodic death metal that is mostly rooted in the more modern side of the genre, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes,
In my opinion Jotnar are very great sounding melodic death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Remaining Still" "Suicidal Angel" "The Sentence" and "The Portrait". 8 out of 10.