United Kingdom's The Meads Of Asphodel have returned with a new album which continues the experimental black metal style of previous releases and this is a review of their 2019 album "Running Out Of Time Doing Nothing" which will be released in June by Godreah Records.
A sci fi orientated sound starts off the album along with some synths and heavy guitars being added onto the recording a few seconds later. Vocals bring in a mixture of aggressive shouts and black metal screams while the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of blast beats.
Acoustic guitars can also be heard in some parts of the recording along with some melodic vocals also being used at times. The songs also bring in a great amount of experimental and avant garde elements along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style while the music also has its progressive and symphonic moments along with some touches of psychedelic rock. Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses elements of industrial and electronic music are added onto the recording along with later tracks also adding in a small amount of spoken word samples and female vocals. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover a hatred fore religion, conformity and control.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The Meads Of Asphodel and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I Am Oblivion, Deep Drenched In Forever" "I Stood Up Tiptoe, Reaching For Heaven" "The Broken Wings Of A Hud-Hud" and "Souvenir Of Death". 8 out of 10.