Friday, April 26, 2013

Trail Of Tears/Oscillation/Massacre Records/2013 CD Review


  Trail  Of  Tears  are  a  band  from  Norway  that  plays  a  very  symphonic  form  of  gothic  blackened  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Oscillation"  which  was  released  by  Massacre  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  not  much  in  the  way  of  blast  beats,  while  the  synths  bring  a  very  dark, atmospheric,  symphonic  and  gothic  sound  to  the  recording,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very   strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  gothic  and  doom  metal  together  with  some  black  metal  influences  as  well  as  a  great  amount  of  melody  being  thrown  into  the  riffing,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  melodic  sounding  gothic  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads,  as  for  the  acoustic  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  they  use  finger  picking  to  add  some  more  dark  elements  to  the  recording.

  Vocals  range  from  clean  singing  female  vocals,  deep  death  metal  growls,  black  metal style  whispers  and  screams  as  well  as  some  back  up  shouts,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  depressive  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.

  In  my  opinion  Trail  Of  Tears  are  a  very  great  sounding  symphonic  gothic  blackened  doom  metal b and  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Waves  Of  Existence"  "Crimson  Leads  On  The  Trail  Of  Tears"  "The  Dawning"  and  "Quick  Fix  Of  Shame".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.