British doom metal band My Silent Wake give the genre a gothic spin and a death metal edge. Their recent release ‘Damnatio Memoriae’ sees the band return to a more heavy and traditional approach to the sound of doom. The gothic overtones and death metal riffs are ever present, but the melodic riffs and song writing have a more traditional feel to it. This aspect makes it an album that is more accessible, but it doesn’t steal away from the fact that this is a well written and enjoyable record
Having this album title and band name pique the interest of my senses, I knew there would be something interesting going on here. Being an industrial / metal / goth outfit hailing from southern Florida, there was something to be said for what this would be like.
Black metal with goth rock elements can be very good or very bad. ‘Einfallen – A Tale ov Torment & Triumph’, by Beautality, manages to be both. The black metal parts of the album sounds great. Lots of blast beats and brutality. The drummer delivers some solid blast beats and all is fine. Unfortunately, when it comes to the goth rock parts the drummer suddenly sounds like Lars Ulrich on a bad day, and the goth rock singing is not something the singer should even try.
Started in 2012 as a duo, but now functioning as a one man operation, Conjuro Nuclear has already managed to produce two full-length albums as well as a couple of demos. The latest self-titled shows a songwriter hungry for experimentation and exploring with different influences. It´s a mix of many things, mainly black metal, punk and goth.
Formed in 2012 by members of well-established death / thrash metal bands, Deathwhite was created as means to explore new avenues for its members. The band’s sound is centered around depressive rock, with some doom influences.