Sorrow Plagues are a solo project from the United Kingdom that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his self released and self titled 2016 album.
A very fast, raw and atmospheric black metal sound starts off the album along with some blast beats and epic synths before adding in grim screams and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the faster riffs also bring in a great amount of tremolo picking while the solos and leads have a progressive feeling to them.
Some of the leads also bring in elements of melodic post metal and shoegaze while some of the synths mix in elements of ambient and the music also brings in a lot of atmosphere and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses the synths start getting more diverse bringing in a variety of many different sounding keys.
Sorrow Plagues creates another black metal album that is very atmospheric and melodic while also having its raw moments and also adding in a touch of shoegaze and post rock without losing any aggression, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness, emptiness, solitude and sorrow themes.
In my opinion this is another very great sounding recording from Sorrow Plagues and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Aspirations" and "Surrender". 8 out of 10.