Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Paroxsihzem/Self Titled/Dark Descent Records/2012 CD Review


  Paroxsihzem  are  a  band  from  Toronto,  Ontario,  Canada  that  plays  a  very  heavy  and  brutal  form  of  black  metal  with  a  death  metal  edge  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2012  album  which  was  released  by  Dark  Descent  Records.  

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  good  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  is  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  the  most  aggressive  elements  of  black  metal  with  the  darkest  and  primitive  elements  of  death  metal  to  create  a  sound  of their  own  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this  recording.

  Vocals  are  mostly  deep  blackened  death  metal  growls  with  some  spoken  word  samples  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  philosophical  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  in  the  early  90's  tradition.

  In  my  opinion  Paroxsihzem  are  a  very  great  sounding  blackened  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Vanya"  and  "Godot".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.