Xoth are a band from Seattle, Washington that has been featured before in this zine and plays a blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 album "Interdimensional Invocations".
A very heavy and brutal sound starts off the album while introducing melodic guitar leads onto the recording. When t he music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard along with all of the musical instruments on the recording having a very powerful sound to them and the vocals are a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams.
The riffs also add in a decent amount of melody along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly while the songs also show some influences of thrash and traditional metal as well as the album being very heavily rooted in the old school style but also keeping it very modern at the same time.
Shouting style vocals are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording as well as some synths being used briefly on a couple of the tracks and the musicians also demonstrate a great amount of talent and skill, some of t he faster riffing also adds in some tremolo picking. The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover science fiction, ancient mysteries, emerging catastrophes and social commentary themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Xoth and if you are a fan of blackened death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Casting The Sigil" "Back To The Jungle" and "The Ghost Hand Of God". 8 out of 10.