Adore are a 1 woman black metal from Texas that plays an atmospheric and depressive form of black metal and this is a review of her self released 2015 album Wanders Of Oblivion".
A very dark, melodic and atmospheric sound starts off the album along with some high pitched black metal screams and drum beats and the synths also have a very powerful sounding presence on the recording and you can also hear some deeper vocals being utilized at times while the solos and leads that are utilized are very raw and melodic sounding.
A good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the songs bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the faster sections displaying more of a raw black metal sound and at times the songs have a 90's feeling to them and as the album progresses the music gets more diverse.
A few of the tracks bring in Cernunnos of Haeresiarchs Of Dis on back up vocals and on the later tracks the synths start getting more dark and haunting sounding as well as using a variety of many different sounding keys on some of the songs and also bring in a touch of ambient while the vocals and guitars still dominate most of the tracks and there are also some clean playing and spoken word parts being utilized briefly on a couple of the songs.
Adore plays a style of black metal that is very raw, melodic , depressive and atmospheric sounding and there is a lot of variety in the songs, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover cosmos/galactic, mythological, mystical, paranormal and historical themes.
In my opinion Adore are a very great sounding atmospheric and depressive black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Mystic, Transcendent Spirit" "The All-Deceiving" "Cold World" and "The Hidden Path". 8 out of 10.
Wanderers of Oblivion, by Adore