Denmark's Picture Ann have returned with a new recording that continues the experimental metal sound that has been established on previous releases and this is a review of their 2016 album "Mountains, Myth and Murder" which was released by Floodgate Moods Productions.
Clean yet distorted guitar playing starts off the album along with some whispered vocals a few seconds later which also evolve into high pitched black metal screams and the music can also get very progressive at times along with some raw yet melodic guitar leads while some songs bring in a touch of psychedelia.
At times the music can be very experimental and avant garde while synths also have a very dominant presence throughout the recording and they also bring in a few instrumental tracks and nature sounds can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and when electric guitars are utilized they add more elements of metal onto the album and each song also sounds very different from each other.
Picture Ann creates an album that is very diverse, atmospheric and experimental sounding while also mixing in elements of black and progressive metal which also makes the whole recording sound very original, the production sounds for dark while the song themes focus around the German expedition to Tibet in 1938, the writings of Edgar Allan Poe, and the Royal Conspiracy Theories dealing with Jack The Ripper.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Picture Ann and if you are a fan of experimental metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Anna Liked Dying Places" "Myth" "Dystopian Logic" and "The Gasmask Ballet - The Extended Cut". 8 out of 10,