Forgotten Soul area duo from New York that plays a very raw and depressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 demo "Cease To be" which was released by Sepulchral Silence Records.
A very fast and raw black metal sound starts off the demo along with some high pitched screams and the riffs also use a great amount of tremolo picking while also mixing in a great amount of 90's second wave influences and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Spoken word parts can be heard in the music at times and after awhile the screams got more suicidal along with the music also incorporating more depressive elements and all of the songs avoid any use of drums while some of the riffs do get melodic at times and there is also a brief use of clean playing towards the end.
Forgotten Soul plays a musical style that takes the raw style of 90's second wave styles and mixes it with some depressive elements to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover suicide, depression, Satanism and hate themes.
In my opinion Forgotten Soul are a very great sounding raw and depressive black metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Whispers Of Suicide" and "Casting The True Spell Of Hate". 8 out of 10.