Thulcandra is a German melodic death/ black metal band founded in 2003, with several releases to their name.
Their latest album, “A dying wish” was released a couple of days ago under Napalm Records. It surely is well-rooted within the identity of Scandinavian extreme metal, mixing influences from the darkest of black metal and the most melodious of Swedish Melo-death. It is reminiscent of Dissection at times, although the band has a style of its own.
“A Dying Wish” is a journey through the cold forests in a snowy winter, and the contrast between that and the tasty melodies gives the album a touch of melancholy that gives sense to the shrieking vocals which ice your veins.
The album cover follows in and stays in the same spirit as the previous releases, displaying the Grim Reaper lurking in an icy blue cold, and dark cave. This is one of these albums and one of those bands which are a universe of their own, it’s an experience to live fully, blasting the album, reading the lyrics, looking at the cover in order to grasp the full concept.
It’s a good album within the rules of the art, knowing of its identity and proudly displaying it in a brutal and aggressive fashion.
Release Year: 2021
Label: Napalm Records
Reviewed by Oussama EL OUADIE