Paimonia are a band from Serbia that plays a very fast and melodic form of black metal with elements of death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Disease Named Humanity" which was released by Humanity's Plague Productions.
A very dark sound starts off the album before going into a fast and raw direction along with blast beats and you can also hear thrash and death metal influences in the music and the vocals on the recording are very grim sounding black metal screams, after awhile the band brings in a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as a few seconds of classical guitars which are not used on a regular basis and when they appear on later tracks they brign in a very dark and haunting sound.
The guitar leads that are present on this album a re in the vein of 90's Swedish and Norwegian melodic black metal and in the more brutal moments of the album you can hear some powerful yet raw sounding bass guitars and the death metal parts are usually utilized in the slower sections of the riffing but in a more blackened manner than the traditional way and later on during the album you can hear a small amount of symphonic sounds before the band makes a return to a more true black metal direction and on the last track you can hear some dark ambient traces.
Paimonia bring out the darkest and more melodic elements of Swedish style black metal with their music, finding the perfect balance between, speed, heaviness, darkness, atmosphere and melody along with a dark and heavy sounding production and lyrics that cover misanthropic and nihilism themes and the band also brings in a couple of long and epic tracks.
In my opinion Paimonia are a very great sounding fast and melodic black metal band with a death metal edge and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "As Plague Scourge this World Apart" "Depth Within Nothingness Called Life" and "Funeral Of Decaying World". 8 out of 10.
Album Teaser: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUMaPj4NiCM
“Ruined Form Catharsis” track: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEQm4lGPzb8