Destined To Suffer are a solo project that has recently been featured in this zine and plays a very atmospheric and depressive form of post black metal and this is a review of his 2019 album "Devastated" which will be re-issued in March by Nailed Nazarene Industries.
Rain and thunder sounds start off the album along with some atmospheric elements a few seconds later which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the songs. All of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the vocals are mostly grim yet depressive black metal screams.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while clean playing is also brought into the music at times. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic post metal style along with the riffs also adding in a great amount of melody, spoken word parts, whispered vocals and synths can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and all of the music also sticks to a slower direction.
On this recording Destined To Suffer remains true to the atmospheric and depressive style of post black metal that he had established on previous releases. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness, death, depression and suicide themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Destined To Suffer and if you are a fan of atmospheric and depressive post black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Devastated" and "Erase From Reality". 8out of 10.