Mourning Soul are a band from Italy that plays black metal with a touch of death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Ego Death - Ritual I' which will be released on March 25th by Dolorem Records.
Distorted reverb's start off the album before going into a faster musical direction that uses blast beats and growling vocals that also take the music into a blackened death metal direction and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and some of the riffs also bring in a small amount of melody.
Clean singing can be heard in the music at times along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the guitar solos and leads bring in more of a melodic style to the tracks and after awhile black metal screams start to make their presence known on the recording.
The music also gets very atmospheric at times and some songs also bring in a small amount of classical guitars and as the album progresses more synths and thrash elements can be heard and some songs also show the band getting more experimental and the songs also bring in a great amount of diversity while some of the fast riffing uses a great amount of tremolo picking that also gives the music more of a raw black metal style and there is also an instrumental that also adds in more of a depressive feeling and the last track is very long and epic in length.
Mourning Soul plays an musical style that is very heavily rooted in the more modern and aggressive style of black metal while also being very experimental at the same time and mixing in a heavy dose of death metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, depressive and violent themes.
In my opinion Mourning Soul are a very great sounding mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Resurrection Through The Serpent" "Chamber Of Bones" "Moribunds" and "The Judgement Of Gehenna". 8 out of 10.
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