Deitus are a band from the United Kingdom that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Via Dolorosa" which was released by I, Voidhanger Records.
Dark soundscapes start off the album before adding in some heavy and melodic riffing while the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also being very heavily rooted in the Swedish style.
As the album progresses a brief use of clean playing is added onto the recording as well as a couple of the tracks being very long and epic in length along with the music also adding a more modern approach to the genre. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, blasphemous and occult themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Deitus and if you are a fan of melodic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hallowed Terror" and "Salvici Doloris". 8 out of 10.