Sadness where a band from the Netherlands that played a mixture of black, doom, death and goth metal and this is a review of their 1993 album "Ames De Marbe" which will be re-issued on May 24th, 2018 by Vic Records.
Drum beats start off the album while clean guitars and melodic vocals are also used at the times and also gives the songs more of a goth rock feeling while the heavier riffs are mostly rooted in doom metal along with some black metal screams and death metal g rowls also being added into some parts of the music.
A few of the tracks are very long and epic in length while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody as well as the guitar solos and leads being done in a very melodic style and spoken word parts, whispers and female vocals are also utilized at times .
One track also introduces flutes onto the recording along with another song also adding in a small amount of stringed instruments and as the album progresses a small amount of psychedelic elements can also be heard, on a couple of the later tracks when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard and they also bring in a couple of demo tracks from 1992 as bonus tracks.
Sadness played a musical style that took black, death, doom and goth metal and mixed them together to create an album that was very dark and original for its time, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover occultism, sadness and darkness themes.
In my opinion Sadness where a very great sounding mixture of black, death, doom and goth metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out t his band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ames de marbe" "Opal Vault" "Red Script" and "Eodipus". 8 out of 10.