Filii Eliae are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of black, gothic and doom metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Oui Nobid Maledictum Velit" which was released by Lux Perpetua Records.
A very dark sound and church bells start off the album and a few seconds later the music starts to go into a heavier musical direction along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and after awhile grim black metal screams and atmospheric synths start to become a huge part of the recording.
You can hear a touch of goth metal in the bands musical style and the solos and leads they use stick in a very dark and melodic musical direction and acoustic guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and some of the tracks also bring in an atmosphere of a black and white horror movie at times.
When the music speeds up a bit you can hear a heavy thrash influence on the bands musical sound along with some of the riffs using a small amount of melody which also add in a touch of traditional metal as well as a small amount of blast beats and as the album progresses growls can be heard in some of the songs and they bring in a very haunting and demonic atmosphere when they are utilized while a later track also brings clean playing onto the recording.
Filli Eliae creates a musical style that mixes black metal and goth with Italian doom metal along with a touch of thrash and traditional metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in their native tongue cover death, occultism and darkness.
In my opinion Filii Eliae are a very great sounding mixture of black, gothic and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band, RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Et vmbra svm" "Ex pvtredine" "Nvsqvam avt nvllvm fore" and "Qui Nobis Maledictum Velit". 8 out of 10.