The Committee are an international band that plays a very atmospheric form of black metal with elements of doom metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Power Through Unity" which was released by Folter Records.
The album starts out with protest sounds and a few seconds alter clean guitars are added into the music before going into a more heavy and melodic direction along with some black metal vocals and then the album starts mixing in fast and mid paced parts along with some old school elements.
As the album progresses the band bring in a very epic approach to old school black metal while also having some doom metal influences which also really show up in the bass guitars and they can create a dark atmosphere without having to resort to synths or keyboards and they also bring in a small amount of death metal growls and when they bring in acoustic guitars it reminds me of the early 90's Polish black metal sound while not being a copy of them and bringing in other elements.
The Committee demonstrate a good amount of skill with their ability to take an old school black metal sound and bring in a small amount of doom metal to create a very epic sound and while this is not the most original sounding recording out there this band make up for it by putting a lot of thought and emotion in their music to create an epic album which remains true to the black metal tradition.
Song lyrics cover Occult, Philosophical and Conspiracy Theory themes, while the production has a very dark, raw, heavy and old school sound while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording as well as all of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion The Committee are a very great sounding epic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Man Of Steel" and "Power Through Unity". 8 out of 10.
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