Solemn Curse are a band from Texas that plays a very fast, melodic and raw form of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Eruption Of Apocalyptic Curse" which was released by Exalted oe Records.
A very heavy sound starts off the album before going into a very fast and raw black metal direction that utilizes a great amount of blast beats and hateful screams and you can also hear some melodies and a touch of death metal in the bands musical style and the songs also use a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When solos and leads are utilized they are very dark and melodic sounding and you can also hear clean playing in certain sections of the recording and the vocals also add in depressive screams and death metal growls at times and when sound effects are used it gives the music more of an evil atmosphere.
Some of the faster sections bring a mid 90's Swedish feeling to the songs and some of the riffs also add in elements of thrash and some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length and while a good portion of the songs that go for more of a faster style of black metal there are also a couple of tracks that go for more of a slow and atmospheric depressive style and there is also a brief use of acoustic guitars present on the recording along with a couple of the tracks being instrumental.
Solemn Curse plays a very diverse style of black metal with some songs that are very fast and raw that also bring in a touch of thrash and death metal and they also mix in more slow, melodic and depressive stuff on some songs and the solos and leads also display a great amount of talent and skill, the production sounds very powerful and heavy while the lyrics cover dark, apocalyptic and depressive themes.
In my opinion Solemn Curse are a very great sounding raw, diverse and melodic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Merciless Swords" "Without Drunkenness Or Prayer" "My Bitter Passing: and "The Casket Whispers my Name". 8 out of 10.