Monday, May 13, 2013

The Vein/Scouring The Wrekage Of Time/Shadow Kingdom Records/2013 CD Review


  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 t heir  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, d ark  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  with t he  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.