Xul are a band from Vernon, British Columbia that plays a very heavy and brutal form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their self released 2012 album "Malignance".
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a great amount of brutal sounding blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording., as for the synths which are only utilized briefly they bring an atmospheric and symphonic sound to the music
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast blackened death metal riffs that are very heavy and brutal sounding with a good amount of melody being thrown into the riffing as well as a brief use of soft and clean playing, while the lead guitars are very melodic and technical sounding blackened death metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from deep blackened death metal screams to high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording, as for the acoustic guitars they are only utilized on the last song briefly and they use full chords and full chords to enhance some darkness in the music
In my opinion Xul are a very great sounding heavy and brutal blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Battlestorm" "Winter's Reign" and "Tomb Of The Tyrants". RECOMMENDED BUY.
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