United Kingdom's Abandoned By Light have returned with a new album that continues the depressive black metal style of previous recordings and this is a review of his 2016 album "The Angel Experiment" which was released by Black Lion Productions.
Clean playing starts off the album and also mixes in with the heavy riffing a few seconds later which also evolves into more of a depressive style of black metal that also utilizes grim and high pitched screams and when guitar solos and leads are used they bring in even more of a dark and melodic style to the songs.
Most of the songs are very long and epic in length and deep growls can also be heard in the music at times and the songs also stick to mostly a slow or mid paced musical direction while the music does speed up on some tracks and also brings in a small amount of blast beats along with a more raw style of black metal and there is also a brief acoustic instrumental before returning back to a heavier direction on the following tracks while some songs also mix in a small amount of acoustic guitars.
Abandoned By Light creates another album that remains true to the depressive black metal style of previous recordings while also showing a great amount of progress and skill as a musician, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are a concept album based upon a genetically engineered angelic creature who escapes from his prison only to discover an apocalypse has happened and his struggles with loneliness and depression.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Abandoned By Light and if you are a fan of depressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fire Paved Skies Darken" "Waking To A World Of Deepening Nightmares" "Mine Dying Light" and "Paradise Lost As Harmony Breaks". 8 out of 10.