Sunday, October 13, 2013

Depravation/II: Maledictvm/Dark Omen Records/2013 Full Length Review

  This  is  a review  of  another  recording  from  Depravation  which  continues  their  hybrid  sound  of  black  metal  with  the  album  being  released  in  2013  by  Dark  Omen  Records  and  called  "II:  Maledictvm".

  "Intro"  begins with  a  choir  along  with  some human  torture  sounds  and  sets  up  the  beginning  of  the  album.

  "Wrath" begins  with  some  black  metal  guitar  riffs  and  drums  along  with  some  bass  guitars  and  then  the screams  kick  in  and  the  guitar  riffing  adds  in  more  hardcore  elements  while  still  keeping around  the  black  metal  influence  along  with  a  small  amount  of growls  and  towards  the  end  their  is  a  brief  use  of  melodic  guitar  leads.

  "Opaque"  begins  with  some  screams  and  drums  before  the  bass  and  guitar  riffs  kick  in  along  with  some  melodic  riffing  and  after  a  minute  the  song  starts getting  a little  bit more  fast for  a  few  seconds.

  "Filth"  begins  with  some  soft  acoustic  guitar  playing  and  a  few  seconds  alter  drums  and  bass  guitars  start  kicking  in  before adding  in  some  heavy  guitar riffs  and  screams  and  a  few  seconds  alter t he  song  starts  getting  a  little  bit  more  fast  for  awhile  along  with  some  growls.

  "Pestilence"  begins  with  some  powerful  bass  guitars  before  the heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  come  in  and  a  few  second s later t he  drums  and  screams  make  their  way  into  the  song  as  well  as  some  growls.

  "Instrumental"  begins  with  some  soft  sounding  acoustic  guitars  which  leads  up  to  some  bass  and  drums  and  a  few  seconds  later  spoken word  parts  start  coming  in  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  riffing.

  "Malfunction"  begins  with  some  heavy guitar  riffs,  drums  and  screams  as w ell  as  some  bass  guitars  and  towards  the  end  there  are  some  black  metal  elements  being  added  in  the  vocals  for  a  few  seconds.    

  "Ruins' begins with  some  dark  sounding guitar  and  bass  riffs  which  lead  up  to  some  drums  and after  awhile  the  music  starts  getting  a lot  heavier  and  starts  adding in  some screams  before  speeding  up  a  bit  before  slowing  down  again  and  adding  in  some  growls.

 "Outro"  begins  with  the  same  sounds  that came  out  in  the intro  and  closes  the  album.

  Song  lyrics  cover  dark  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  dark  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  album.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from Depravation  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  metal  and  hardcore, you  should  check  out t his  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Wrath"  "Pestilence"  and  "Ruins".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

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