Woebegone Obscured are a band from Denmark that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a blackened form of funeral doom/death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "The Forestroamer" which was released by Aesthetic Death.
Nature sounds start off the album along with some heavy riffing a few seconds later while clean playing is also utilized at times along with the slower sections of the songs being very heavily rooted in funeral doom metal as well as some atmospheric synths being mixed in the heavier sections of the songs.
A great amount of dark and depressive sounding melodies can also be heard in the guitar riffing while the vocals are mostly deep death metal growls along with a few black metal screams as well as the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Melodic vocals can also be heard at times while all of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard along with one of the later tracks being a brief instrumental as well as some whispered vocals also be used briefly and as the album progresses female vocals are also added into the music and some songs also bring in elements of prog rock and ambient.
On this recording Woebegone Obscured expand on their blackened style of funeral doom/death metal by adding in more elements of ambient and progressive rock, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark nature, occultism, melancholy and suicide themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Woebegone Obscured and if you are a fan of black and funeral doom/death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Memory And The Thought" and "The Forestroamer". 8 out of 10.