Soothsayer are a band from Ireland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very atmospheric form of blackened doom metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 ep "At This Great Depth".
Dark sounding synths start off the album along with some guitars a few seconds later which also leads up to more more heavy and melodic style of doom metal and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when solos and leads are utilized they also use a great amount of melody.
A great amount of atmospheric elements can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and both of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and after awhile grim vocals are added onto the recording which also gives the music more of a black metal feeling and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard along with the vocals also using growls and screams and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. and clean guitars can also be heard at times and melodic chanting along with some whispers is added onto second track while some of the faster riffs start utilizing tremolo picking.
Soothsayer creates another recording that remains true to the atmospheric style of blackened doom metal from their previous release, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Soothsayer and if you are a fan of atmospheric blackened doom metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK " Umpire". 8 out of 10.
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