Our Place Of Worship Is Silence are a band from Los Angeles, California that plays a blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "The Embodiment Of Hate" which will be released in October by Broken Limbs.
Distorted spoken word samples start off the album along with some heavy guitars a few seconds later which also leads to guttural death metal growls making their presence known on the recording and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
A great amount of 90's influences can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of tremolo picking which also gives the recording more of a black metal feeling and angry screams can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the tracks also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
As the album progresses a brief use of guitar leads can be heard and they also remain true to black/death metal style and they close the album with a cover of Clandestine Blaze's "Church Of Atrocity" and the whole album also remains very heavy and brutal from beginning to ending of the recording with no soft or clean parts ever utilized.
Our Place Of Worship Is Silence plays a musical style that takes a very brutal style of death metal and mixes it with black metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover existentialism, blasphemy and violence themes.
In my opinion Our Place Of Worship Is Silence are a very great sounding blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Resplendent Misery" "To Deceive The Universe" and "Church of Atrocity". 8 out of 10.