Joy is a musical project that is based in both Australia and Indonesia and plays an amtopheric and depressive form of post black metal with some elements of shoegaze and this is a review of their 2020 album "When I Die Of Madness" which will be released in March by Nailed Nazarene Industries.
A very dark, melodic and atmospheric sound starts off the album while all of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched depressive black metal screams along with the songs also mixing in a decent amount of shoegaze elements and clean singing can also be heard briefly.
All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while the guitar solos and leads are also done in a very melodic post rock style. Spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording as well as one track also introducing clean playing and synths onto the album and all of the music also sticks to a slower direction.
Joy plays a musical style that takes atmospheric and depressive black metal and mixes with elements of post rock and shoegaze to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics c over dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Joy is a very great sounding mixture of atmospheric depressive black metal, post rock and shoegaze and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this project. RECOMMENDED TRACK "I'Ve Gone mad". 8out of 10.