The Meads Of Asphodel are a band from the U.K that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style on this recording I would describe as being experimental black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Sonderkommando" which was released by Candlelight Records during the year of 2013.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the synths bring a very atmospheric, experimental, and avant garde sound to the recording as will as mixing in some flutes, violins, and harmonicas on a couple of songs, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that utilize some primitive elements while concentrating more on melody as well as mixing in influences from other genres of music, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use full chords and finger picking to enhance the experimental elements of the recording.
Vocals range from grim sounding black metal screams, deep growls, clean singing male and female vocals and spoken word parts along with a brief use of samples, while the lyrics cover the horrors of concentration camp's during World War II, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from The Meads Of Asphodel and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wishing Well Of Bones" "Children Of The Sunwheel Banner Part 2" "The Lamenting Weaver Of Horror" and "The Mussulmans Wander Through The Infernal Who". RECOMMENDED BUY.