This is a review of another recording from Mexico's Dies Irae which shows them continuing their melodic mixture of black, dark, doom and death metal and the album was originally released in 2001 and called "Naive" with this newer version being re-issued in 2019 by Grimm Distribution.
A very fast and melodic sound starts off the album along with a decent amount of blast beats while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with the music being more Swedish death metal influenced than the previously reviewed album.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style along with some clean playing being added into certain sections of the recording as well as some of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
Elements of dark and doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs as well as some whispered vocals, clean singing and spoken word parts also being added onto some of the later tracks and as the album progresses the music also gets more progressive sounding, a couple of the tracks are also instrumentals. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, sadness, darkness and depression themes.
In my opinion this was another great sounding recording from Dies Irae and if you are a fan of melodic black, dark, doom and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sculpted In Stone" "Parallel Universe Part One" and "Shades". 8 out of 10.