Desolate Oasis are a 1 man band from California that plays a mixture of black metal, post rock and shoegaze and this is a review of their 2012 album "When Dreams Become Reality" which was released by Broken Limb Recordings.
Drums range from slow, mid paced playing with only a small amount of fast drumming and blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine black metal, post rock and shoegaze together to create a sound of their own a long with a good amount of melody being thrown into the riffing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding post black metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized use finger picking to enhance the dark atmosphere of the album.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams that have a depressive feel to them at times along with some spoken word parts being used at times, while the lyrics cover darkness and nature themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Desolate Oasis are a very great sounding hybrid of black metal, post rock and shoegazw and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Sun In The Winter Sky" and "Philophobia". RECOMMENDED BUY.