Abandoned By Light are a duo from the United Kingdom that has been featured before in this zine and plays a depressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "To Walk The World Of Shadows, Surrounded By Dead Trees" which was released by Black Lion Productions.
Dark sound effects start off the album along with some tortured spoken word parts and a few seconds alter heavy guitar riffs are added onto the recording along with some programmed drum beats which also leads up to grim depressive black metal screams making their presence known on the recording.
Most of the tracks a re very long and epic in length and deep growls can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and some songs also bring in a small amount of clean playing while some of the riffs can also be very dark and melodic at times and the music sticks mostly either a slow or mid paced musical direction while also being very raw and atmospheric at times and when the music speeds up a small amount of programmed blast beats can be heard and when solos and leads ar e utilized they remain true to a melodic style of depressive black metal.
With this recording Abandoned By Light remain true to the raw and depressive style of black metal t hat was established on previous recordings while also adding in more melody as well as showing a great amount of talent and growth as musician's, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover suicide, love, depression, loneliness and hatred.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Abandoned By Light and if you are a fan of raw and depressive black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Shadow Clad memories Of Sorrow" "To Fade Through Twilight Smoke Into Ashes" and "Spectres Of Dust". 8 out of 10.