Woebegone Obscured are a band from Denmark that has been featured before in this zine and plays a blackened form of funeral doom metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Deathscape MMXIV" which was released by Solitude Productions.
Dark and melodic riffs start off the album and start to mix in with a very heavy style of funeral doom metal and most of the songs are long and epic in length and also bring in clean sections at times that bring an ambient feeling to the recording and when vocals are added into the music they are deep death metal growls.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of both clean and heavy parts and the songs also bring in a great amount of grim black metal screams and when solos and leads are utilized they are very dark and melodic sounding and clean singing can also b e heard in certain sections of the recording and also gives the musical more of an operatic feeling.
Acoustic guitars can be heard in some part s of the songs and some of the tracks also bring in elements of ethereal goth music and they also bring an acoustic track before returning back to a heavier direction when they go into their cover of Bathory's "Call From The Grave" which they also give more of a doom /death metal vibe and they close the album with a cover of Dead Can Dance's "Xavier".
Woebegome Obscured creates another album that is mostly rooted in funeral doom but also mix in a great amount of black metal influences, atmospheric and ambient elements to create their own musical style, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover Dark Nature, Occultism, Melancholy and Suicide themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Woebone Obscured and if you are a fan of black metal and funeral doom, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Catharsis of the Vessel" and "Xavier". 8 out of 10.