Crestfallen Queen are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording plays a mixture of black, doom metal and progressive rock and this is a review of their 2021 ep "Hall Of Maati" which will b e released in 2022 by Vocem Interiorem Manifestations.
Acoustic guitars and keyboards start off the ep before going into a heavier doom metal direction while both of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them and a lot of the vocals are also done in a very clean 80's style.
Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic yet old school style. Grim black metal style screams can also be heard at times along with the music also having its progressive moments and all of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction, synths and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly.
On this recording Crestfallen Queen plays an 80's style of epic doom metal mixed in with some black metal elements of 70's progressive rock touches. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover ancient philosophy and mythology themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Crestfallen Queen and if you are a fan of black, doom metal and progressive rock, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Seventh Hour". 8 out of 10.