Deuil are a band from Belgium that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of post black metal, sludge and ambient and this is a review of their 2015 album "Shock/Deny" which was released by ConSouling Sounds.
A very distorted drone and chants start off the album before adding in a heavy bass guitar sound and whispers and once the guitars kick in the music goes for more of a sludge style along with some high pitched black metal screams and post metal style melodies and both of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Elements of modern atmospheric black metal can be heard throughout t he recording while the fast parts bring in a more raw take of the genre along with a great amount of blast beats that also add in a Cascadian feeling at times while the solos and leads are very distorted and melodic and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music also brings in elements of ambient into some parts of the songs and a brief use of spoken word parts are brought onto the last track.
Deuil creates another recording that takes a very modern and atmospheric style of post black metal and mixes in some of the darkness and heaviness of sludge and doom as well as mixing in traces of ambient and drone to create a very heavy and dark recording, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover angry themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Deuil and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal and sludge, you should enjoy this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Deny". 8 out of 10.