Trail Of Tears are a band from Norway that plays a very symphonic form of gothic blackened doom metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Oscillation" which was released by Massacre Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with not much in the way of blast beats, while the synths bring a very dark, atmospheric, symphonic and gothic sound to the recording, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine gothic and doom metal together with some black metal influences as well as a great amount of melody being thrown into the riffing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding gothic metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking to add some more dark elements to the recording.
Vocals range from clean singing female vocals, deep death metal growls, black metal style whispers and screams as well as some back up shouts, while the lyrics cover dark depressive and poetic themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Trail Of Tears are a very great sounding symphonic gothic blackened doom metal b and and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Waves Of Existence" "Crimson Leads On The Trail Of Tears" "The Dawning" and "Quick Fix Of Shame". RECOMMENDED BUY.
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