Deha are a solo project from Belgium that plays a mixture of atmospheric black metal, sludge and post rock and this is a review of his 2019 album "Cruel Words" which will be released on March 29th by Rain Without End Records.
Clean post rock style playing starts off the album while all the tracks are very long and epic in length. Melodic vocals are also used quite a bit throughout the recording while elements of doom and sludge metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the heavier riffing as well as some elements of shoegaze also being used at times.
Grim black metal screams can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and they also give the songs more of a depressive feeling when they are utilized. When the music finally speeds up a small amount of blast beats are added onto the recording but keeping the music more focused on a slow or mid tempo style and as the album progresses a brief use of keyboards are added onto the recording and when guitar leads are brought into the music they are done in a very melodic style.
Deha plays a musical style that takes atmospheric depressive black metal, sludge and post rock and mixes them together to create a sound of his own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Deha are a very great sounding mixture of atmospheric depressive black metal, sludge and post rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pain Is A Wasteland" and "Cruel Words". 8 out of 10.