Joys Of Life are a solo project from Serbia that plays a very depressive form of black metal and this is a review of his 2018 album "Ausweg/Existenzfeind" which was released by Jesboligakurac Records.
A spoken word intro starts off the album before adding in a brief use of acoustic guitars which also leads to a heavier direction while the vocals are mostly grim depressive black metal screams along with most of the tracks being very long and epic in length as well as the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style.
Melodies can also be heard in the guitar riffing at times while acoustic guitars are also used on some of the later tracks along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them as well as adding in a small amount of blast beats when the music finally speeds up and the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Joys Of Life plays a style of black metal that is very depressive and suicidal sounding, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Serbian cover psychosis, death, violence, drugs and alcohol themes.
In my opinion Joys Of Life are a very great sounding depressive black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vergraben" 'Pannonialed" and "Die fur uns ewig blutet". 8 out of 10.