The Vein are a band from Denmark that plays a mixture of black, doom, and death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "The Wrekage Of Time" which was released by Shadow Kingdom Records.
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with no fast drumming or 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 when they are utilized they bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced riffs that combine black, doom, and death metal together to create a sound of their own with some 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 classical guitars which are only utilized briefly use finger picking and full chords to enhance the dark atmosphere of the recording.
Vocals range from grim sounding black metal screams to deep doom/death metal growls as well as some spoken word samples, while the lyrics cover Dark and depressing themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark 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 The Vein are a very great sounding hybrid of black, doom, and death metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pale Dawn Rising" "The Poisoned Chalice" and "Carving A Labyrinth Of Despair". RECOMMENDED BUY.