Germany's Stellar Master Elite have returned with a new recording which continues their mixture of black, doom metal and experimental music and this is a review of their 2019 album "Hologram Temple" which will be released in May by Unholy Conspiracy Artwork.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with some spoken word samples also being added into certain sections of the recording. Death metal growls are also utilized at times while the slower sections of the songs are very heavily rooted in doom metal and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Synths are also added into some parts of the music while the songs also get very experimental at times. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard which also gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling along with the vocals also capturing the deeper side of the genre.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also getting very dissonant sounding at times. Grim screams are also a very huge part of the recording and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in more of a modern black metal style as well as having their technical moments as the album progresses. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the colonization of distant planets, galaxies artificial intelligence's and Phillip K. Dick's theories regarding androids.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Stellar Master Elite and if you are a fan of black, doom metal and experimental music, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Null" "Ad Infinitum" "Black Hole Dementia" and "Tetragon". 8 out of 10.