Albireon are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of neo-folk, ambient and experimental with a touch of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "A Mirror For Ashen Ghosts Part One" which was released by Toten Schwan Records.
Atmospheric soundscpapes along with some avant garde elements start of the album while clean vocals can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording as well as some ambient style keyboards and when acoustic guitars are utilized they bring in elements of folk and one of t he tracks is very long and epic in length.
A small amount of electric guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the grim whispers and screams also add in a touch of black metal along with some tracks also bringing in drones and samples and one track also brings in fretless bass guitars and as the album progresses a brief use of distorted yet melodic guitar leads can also be heard.
Albireon plays a musical style that takes neo-folk, ambient and experimental and mixes it in with a touch of black metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover darkness, death, nature and supernatural themes.
In my opinion Albireon are a very great sounding mixture of neo-folk, ambient, experimental and black metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Path Of Loneliness' "Like Stars In Winter Rapture" "In a Mossy Lake Of Ghosts" and "Above Black Shores". 8 out of 10.