Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Apostolum/Anedonia/Moribund Records/2007 CD Review

Apostolum are a band from Italy that plays a very atmospheric form of dark/black metal with a doom metal edge and this is a review of their 2007 album "Anedonia" which was released by Moribund Records.

Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with only a small amount of fast playing and blast beats, while the synths bring a very dark depressive ambient avant garde feel to the music with some what of a funeral doom edge, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to some occasional riffing that combines black metal with dark metal and doom metal with some depressive melodies being used at times as well as some slow soft playing while the lead guitars when they are utilized are very depressive and melodic black/doom metal guitar leads.

Vocals are very dark and grim sounding black metal growls and depressive screams with some occasional spoken word passages being used at times, while the lyrics cover depression, solitude, death, as for the production it has a very dark and primitive sound to it. suicide, negativity, and isolation.

In my opinion Apostolum are a very good atmospheric/depressive/dark/black metal band with a doom metal edge and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Anxiety Attack" and "Brave" which is a Katatonia cover. RECOMMENDED BUY.


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