Italy's Obscura Amentia have returned with a new recording which sees the music going into more of an atmospheric black and doom metal mixture and this is a review of their 2017 album "The Art Of The Human Decadence" which was released by Sliptrick Records.
Clean playing starts off the album before going into more of a heavier and atmospheric direction while the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody.
Most of the slower riffing is very heavily influenced by the more melodic side of doom metal along with most of the tracks being very long and epic in length and there is also a brief instrumental track before returning back to a heavier direction and the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced style.
On this recording Obscura Amentia take the atmospheric style of black metal from previous releases and mixes it with doom to take their music into a different direction, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Obscura Amentia and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal mixed with doom, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ocean" "Agony" and "King". 8 out of 10