Deocculted are a band from Austin, Texas that plays a slamming form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their 2022 ep "An Eye For The Occulted Sun" which is also a re-mixed version of their 2019 ep of the same name.
A very heavy, brutal and slamming sound starts off the ep while dark sounding melodies are also added into the guitar riffing. at times. Vocals are a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams along with the faster sections of the songs also adding in a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can also be heard in some of the faster riffing.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the music is also very heavily rooted in the east coast style. At times the vocals also get very guttural sounding along with the guitar leads also adding in a technical yet melodic touch when they are utilized and one song also adds in a brief use of synths can clean playing
Deocculted plays a style of blackened death metal that takes the brutality of the east coast slam style to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover occultism and darkness themes.
In my opinion Deocculted are a very great sounding brutal and slamming blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ectoplasm" and "Siren's Song". 8 out of 10.