De Profundis are a band from the U.K that plays a mixture of black and doom metal with some elements of jazz and progressive music and this is a review of their 2013 album "The Emptiness Within" which was released by Kolony Records.
Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with some fast playing and blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording. as for the synths they bring a very dark, atmospheric and progressive sound to the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine black and doom metal together to create a sound of their own with a great amount of dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding doom metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars they use finger picking and full chords to b ring elements of jazz and progressive music to the recording as well as using a small amount of guitar slides.
Vocals range from deep death metal growls, high pitched black metal screams as well as some spoken word parts and clean singing, while the lyrics cover dark, philosophical and poetic themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion De Profundis are a very great sounding hybrid of progressive, doom and black metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Silent Gods" "Twisted Landscapes" and "Unbroken (A Morbid Embrace)". RECOMMENDED BUY.