Sorrow Plagues are a band 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 their self released 2017 album "Homecoming" which will be released in May.
Clean post rock style guitars and shoegaze elements start off the album and also mix in with the heavier and melodic sides of the music along with the solos and leads also using a great amount of melody and they also add in a great amount of atmospheric synths along with all of the instruments sounding very powerful.
Vocals are mostly high pitched depressive black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the tremolo picking bringing in a great amount of raw aggression and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when acoustic guitars are utilized they give the songs a more progressive feeling and saxophones are also added onto the closing track.
Sorrow Plagues creates another recording that remains true to the atmospheric style of black metal from previous releases while also adding in elements of post rock and shoegaze, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover darkness, emptiness, solitude and sorrow themes.
In my opinion this is another 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 "Disillusioned" and "Relinquish". 8 out of 10.