Wall Of Water are a duo from New Jersey that plays a progressive and raw mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their self titled and self released 2016 album.
A very dark, heavy, melodic and atmospheric black metal sound starts off the album along with some epic synths in the background before going into more of a fast and raw direction which uses high pitched screams, tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a 90's second wave feeling.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads remain true to a raw and melodic style of black metal and the vocals also get very grim at times while on other songs they bring in a small amount of suicidal screams and acoustic guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
Death metal growls can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with that influence also being mixed in the guitar riffing and ambient elements are also added into some of the cleaner sections of the songs and some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length and the clean guitars gives the songs more of a modern and progressive feeling and there is also a brief instrumental and a few seconds of spoken word samples and the vocals also get more angry as the album progresses while some of the solos add in a touch of post black metal and there is also a brief use of violins and they close the album with an ambient drone instrumental.
Wall Of Water plays a style of black metal that has the rawness, aggression and melody of the second wave while also mixing in death metal influences and some of the more modern progressive style to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark, occult and metaphysical themes.
In my opinion Wall Of Water are a very great sounding progressive black metal band with a touch of death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band.. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "No Moment Of Claity" and "Clairvoyance". 8/5 out of 10.