De Profundis are a band from t he United Kingdom that h as been featured before in this zine and plays a progressive mixture of black, doom and death metal and this is a review of their compilation album "Decayed 2007-2017" which was released with the 79th issue of Zero Tolerance Magazine.
A very heavy yet technical sound starts off the compilation along with some death metal growls a few seconds later and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody while you can also hear all of t he musical instruments that are present on the recording and when t he music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
Black metal screams a re also added into certain sections of the recording along with the slow riffs being very heavily influenced by doom metal and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
The fretless bass gives the tracks more of a progressive feeling and some tracks also add in a small amount of clean playing and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and acoustic guitars along with some jazz elements can also be heard briefly as well as a few seconds of spoken word parts.
Throughout the compilation De Profundis brings out a very progressive style of blackened death metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover negativity, solitude, despondency and contemplation themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding collection from De Profundis and if you are a fan of progressive blackened death metal, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Kult Of The Orthodox" "A Strange Awakening" "Silent Gods" and "Nihilism Vortex". 8 out of 10.