Shambles are a band from Thailand that plays a very dark and blackened form of death metal with some elements of doom and this is a review of their 2016 album "Realm Of Darkness Shrine" which was released by Nero One Records.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the album along with some deep death metal growls a few seconds later and the slower sections of the songs are very heavily influenced by doom metal and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and elements of black metal can also be heard at times.
Most of the music is very heavily rooted in the 80's and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the faster riffs also bring in a small amount of tremolo picking and the riffing also brings in a decent amount of melody at times and none of the songs ever use any solos and leads and the album also remains very heavy from beginning to ending of the recording and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Shambles plays a style of death metal that is very dark and rooted in the 90's while also mixing in elements of black and doom metal to create a sound of t heir own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark, blasphemous and occultism themes.
In my opinion Shambles are a very great sounding blackened doom/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Call From The Further Tomb" "Onward Into Chasms" and "Bitter Abysmal Depths". 8 out of 10.