De Profundis are a band from the United Kingdom that has had albums reviewed in this zine before and plays a progressive mixture of black, doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Kingdom of the Blind" which will be released in September by Wicker Man Recordings.
a very dark, distorted and atmospheric sound starts off the album along with some melodic guitar leads a few seconds later which also dominate throughout the recording and after the intro the music goes more more of a progressive and extreme metal sound that uses a good mixture of both death metal growls and black metal screams.
Blast beats can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a lot of technical elements and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when acoustic guitars are utilized they give the tracks more of a progressive feeling and spoken word parts are used briefly in some of the tracks and there are also some jazz influences being utilized at times.
De Profundis creates another album that is very progressive and technical sounding as well as sticking to their black,death and doom metal roots, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover negativity, solitude, despondency and contemplation themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from De Profundis and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Kult Of the Orthodox" "Kingdoms Of The Blind" "A Strange Awakening" and "In Solitude". 8 out of 10.