Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Living Fields/Running Out Of Daylight/Candlelight Records/2011 CD Review

  The Living Fields are a band  from  Chicago,  Illinois  that plays an epic and progressive form of gothic doom metal mixed with black metal and this is a review of their 2011 album "Running Out Of Daylight" which will be released by Candlelight Records.

Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with some occasional fast playing and not much in the way of blast beats, while the violins and cellos bring a dark and depressive feel to the music with some symphonic elements as well as some pianos and keyboards., as for the bass playing it sounds very strong and powerful with some deep and heavy riffing.

Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced riffing that combines doom metal with melodic black metal, while the lead guitars and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording, as for the acoustic guitars they bring a progressive edge to the music.

Vocals are a mixture of mainstream high pitched black metal screams, deep death metal growls mixed in with a lot of clean singing that has an avant garde feel to it as well as a power metal edge at times, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very powerful and professional sound to it.

In my opinion The Living Fields re a very good avant garde black/doom/Symphonic band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED  TRACKS INCLUDE "Remnant" "From Miseries To Blood" and "and "Glacial Movements". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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