Dead Summer Society are a 1 man band from Italy that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black, doom and gothic metal and this is a review of his 2015 album "So Many Years Of Longing" which will be released by Rain Without End Records on March 22nd.
Record player sounds and clean playing start off the album and a few seconds alter melodic guitar leads start becoming a huge part of the recording and after the intro the music starts going for more of a doom metal direction that also incorporates a great amount of melody and most of the songs are very long and epic in length.
Symphonic and ambient sounds can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording along with a great amount of death metal growls that are very easy to understand and you can also hear a small amount of spoken word parts in certain sections of the album and the songs also bring in a great mixture of both clean and heavy parts.
As the album progresses grim black metal screams can be heard along with some of the riffs going into more of a mid paced musical direction and when female vocals are utilized they bring an operatic and gothic feeling to the recording and some of the songs also bring in clean singing male vocals and there are also a few instrumental tracks being utilized at times.
Dead Summer Society creates another album that mixes black, doom, and gothic metal together and the songs are very dark, melancholic, melodic, progressive while still bringing in a great amount of heaviness, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Dead Summer Society and if you are a fan of black, doom and gothic metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Coldness Gods" "Longing" "Winter Day" and "Stalemate". 8 out of 10.