Svartstorm are a band from Russia that plays a mixture of goth, doom and melodic death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Illusion Of Choice" which was released by Requiem Distribution.
Heavy guitar riffs and clean goth style vocals start off the album along with some symphonic elements a few seconds later while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them and after awhile the vocals start getting more aggressive along a few death metal growls.
A great amount of melody can be heard in some of the guitar riffing and the slow riffs also mix in elements of doom metal and blast beats can also be heard briefly and when guitar leads are finally utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and some of the tracks also bring in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and female vocals are also used briefly.
Svartstorm plays a musical style that takes goth and mixes it with melodic death and doom metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Russian and cover humanity, tragedy and decadence themes.
In my opinion Svartstorm are a very great sounding mixture of goth, doom and melodic death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "We Begged The Eternity For Paradise" "Damned" "These Houses Walls" and "In Eternal Oblivion". 8 out of 10.