Dephosphorus are a band from Greece that plays a mixture of black metal, death metal and grindcore and this is a review of their 2014 double album "Ravenous Solemnity" which was released by 7 Degrees Records.
A very dark, melodic and heavy sound starts off the album along with some high pitched screams a few seconds later that mix black metal and hardcore together along with some blast beats being added into certain sections of the recording and the band also brings in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
A great amount of the songs bring in the energy of crust punk along with some screaming vocals and as the album progresses clean singing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and you can also hear a heavy post hardcore/metal influence in the bands musical sound at times and there are certain sections of the recording where the band adds in elements of thrash into their blackened death metal sound.
Later on during the album spoken word parts and atmospheric sounds can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the second part of the 2 record compilation shows the band displaying more of a blackened crust sound while still being very melodic and dark all at the same time.
Dephosphorus combines a variety of many different musical styles together while black and death metal are the main elements they also bring in traces of grind, post hardcore and crust along with a great amount of melody to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover astronomy, esoteric and astral themes.
In my opinion Dephosphorus are a very great sounding mixture of black, death metal, grind and post hardcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "There Is A Color" "Storming the Sloan Wall" "Hammer of Logic" and "Vicious Infinite Regress". 8 out of 10.