Damnation Gallery are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of black, death, thrash and havy metal and this is a review of their 2016 ep "Transcendence Hymn" which was released by Masked Dead Records.
Horror movie style keyboards start off the ep and they also have a symphonic feeling to them at times and after the intro the music goes into a heavier direction along with soem aggressive female vocals that also have a touch of black metal to them and the melodic rififng is very heavily influenced by traditional metal.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a decent amount of clean singing while the music is very heavily influenced by 80's metal and death metal growls are also used at times and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and elements of thrash are also used on a regular basis while one songs also brings in a small amount of clean guitars and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard.
Damnation Gallery plays a musical style that takes black, death, thrash and heavy metal and mixes them together to create their own style of 'horror metal', the production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover nightmares, everyday fears and paranoia themes.
In my opinion Damnation Gallery are a very great sounding mixture of black, death, thrash and heavy metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Evil Extreme" and "Transcendence hymn". 8 out of 10.