Itheist are a band from the united Kingdom that plays a dissonant form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their self titled and self released 2019 album which will be released in June.
Field recordings start off the album before going into more of a heavier musical direction while the riffs also bring in a great amount of dark sounding melodies. Vocals are mostly death metal growls along with the music getting very dissonant at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Clean playing can also be heard in some parts of the music while the vocals also utilize a great amount of death metal growls. When the music speeds up a lot of brutal sounding blast beats can be heard along with the solos and leads being done in a very dissonant and melodic style.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. At times the music also gets very technical sounding along with some of the tracks being long and epic in length and as the album progresses a brief use of ritualistic sounding keyboards can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism and Left Hand Path themes.
In my opinion Itheist are a very great sounding dissonant blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Guardian Of Baphomet" "Belial Unbound" "Neter Amon"and "Suffering In Existence". 8 out of 10.