Stellar Master Elite are a band from Germany that plays black metal with elements of doom and ambient and this is a review of their 2013 album "Destructive Interference Generator" which was released by Exciter Records.
"Prodigium" begins with some heavy doom metal style guitar riffs and ambient sound effects and experimental synths and this song is all instrumental and serves as an intro for the rest of the album.
"Thoughtcrimes-Villain Slave" begins with some heavy Norwegian style black metal guitar riffs, drums and grim screams and as the song moves on melodies make their way into the riffing along with industrial style sounds and a few seconds later there is a brief use of spoken word parts before going into a faster direction.
"Beyond Light" begins with some melodic guitar riffs, drums, ambient soundscapes and spoken word parts before the drums kick in and the riffing starts bringing in power chords which sets up the mood for the black meta vocals to kick in as well as some background guitar leads and a minute later it goes more into a fast and primitive direction along with some blast beats but keeping around the leads and mixing them with the rhythms which leads to the song going back into a slower direction which in return leads to the song switching back and forth between slow and fast parts.
"Pattern Of Perception" begins with some mid paced guitar riffs, drums and high pitched black metal screams along with some ambient sounds making their way into the mix and a few minutes later guitar leads start coming in and out before slowing down and adding in powerful bass lines along with more solos and then the song starts speeding up a bit for awhile which then takes the song into a more slow, melodic and atmospheric direction as well as switching back and forth between slow and fast parts.
"Prison Planet" begins with some progressive sounding guitar leads before going into heavy doom metal guitar riffs, drums and high pitched screams and a couple of minutes later synths make t heir presence known along with spoken word parts and whispers and the song closes with some powerful bass playing.
"The Mobius Strip" begins with some heavy guitar riffs and drums which lead to some black metal screams and as the song moves on it switches back and forth between slow and mid paced parts and towards the end industrial and ambient sounds make their way into the mix as well as spoken word parts and powerful bass guitars.
"Destructive Interference Generator" begins with a spoken word sample before going into doom metal style guitar riffs, drums, distorted vocals and experimental sounds which in return leads to the vocals mixing in black metal elements and after a couple of minutes there are more spoken word parts being utilized briefly and after awhile the song goes more into a mid paced direction for awhile before returning to its doom roots and adding in some guitar leads among the heaviness and the song closes with an ambient industrial sound.
"Empty Shells Of Being" begins with some powerful bass playing, drums, progressive guitar riffs and black metal screams and a minute later the bass guitars take over as the main instrument along with some background lead guitars and hand clapping
Song lyrics cover drugs, scientific and philosophical themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording along with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Stellar Master Elite are a very great sounding black metal band with elements of doom and ambient and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Thoughtcrimes-Villain Slave" "Pattern Of Perception" and "Destructive Interference Generator". RECOMMENDED BUY.