Sublation are a duo from Pennsylvania that plays a very technical form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their self released 2022 album "The Path To Bedlam" which will be released in September.
Rain, thunder and bell sounds start off the album while also adding in a brief use of keyboards before going into a very fast and brutal direction which also utilizes a great amount of blast beats. At times the music also gets very technical along with the vocals being mostly death metal growls and black metal screams can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
Throughout the album you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style. A couple of tracks also introduces acoustic guitars and clean playing onto the album and they also add in more of an exotic atmosphere along with another song also adding in a brief use of spoken word parts.
Sublation plays a style of blackened death metal that is very technical and brutal sounding. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Darkness and Anti Religion themes.
In my opinion Sublation are a very great sounding technical blackened death metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Trepanning Of The Evangelics" "The Alchemist" "Evoked Through Obsidian" and "I Will Show You Fear in A Handful". 8 out of 10.