Solace of Requiem are a band from Virginia that plays a very technical form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Casting Ruin" which will be released on August 29th by ViciSolum Productions.
Dark sound effects which are also used on soem of the later tracks as well start off the album before adding in a heavier sound which utilizes both technical leads and riffing along with some blast beats and a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls and you can also hear some atmospheric styling's in their musical sound along with a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Some of the solos and leads the band uses are very melodic and progressive sounding while also having more of an extreme metal approach to them and after awhile more melodies are added into the guitar riffing and all of the songs and musical instruments on this recording display a great amount of talent and skill along with a few long and epic tracks which also shows the band adding in more modern and progressive metal elements as well as bringing in a small amount of tribal beats which gives the music more of a shamanistic feeling while the main focus remains more on a technical and brutal sound while t he last track sees the band bringing in a small amount of acoustic guitars.
Solace Of Requiem takes the technical side of death metal and mixes it in with black metal along with a more progressive and atmospheric edge to create some very original sounding music, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover scientific, philosophical and alchemy themes.
In my opinion Solace of Requiem are a very great sounding technical blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Defiling The Spectrum" "Song Of Shards" "Heaving Bile And Ash" and "Bio-Alchemy". 8 out of 10.