Devourer are a band from Sweden that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Dawn of Extinction" which will be released in March by Iron, Blood & Death Corp.
Samples of Martian wind sounds recorded by NASA start off the album before going into a heavier direction while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style along with some of the tracks being very long and epic in length as well as the faster sections of the songs also bringing in a great amount of blast beats.
Vocals are a mixture of deep and high pitched black metal screams while the music is also very heavily rooted in the Swedish style along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the riffs also adding in a good amount of melody.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while spoken word parts can also be heard briefly along with the fast tremolo picking also giving the songs more of a raw feeling as well as the music also having its atmospheric moments and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing and synths can also be heard.
On this recording Devourer remains true to their raw and melodic style of Swedish black metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Death and Occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Devourer and if you are a fan of raw and melodic Swedish black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Beast Of Famine" "Narconemesis" and "of God'S Ruins". 8 out of 10.