Malaysi'a Silenced Minstrel have returned with a new recording which shows the music going for more of an old school mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of his self released 2021 album "Volume 666".
Dark sounding melodies start off the album before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. All of t he drum beats are programmed while the vocals are mostly grim black metal s creams that show influences of both the first and second wave era's.
Elements of death metal are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording while the music is also very heavily rooted in the early 90's. The songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some of the riffing also showing an influence of thrash metal.
A couple of the tracks are also long and epic in length along with a couple of songs also introducing clean playing onto the album as well as the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic yet old school style when they are utilized, spoken word parts and whispers can also be heard on a few tracks and a small amount of keyboards are also added on the closing song. The production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover Occultism, Darkness and Anti Religion themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Silenced Minstrel and if you are a fan of old school black and death metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Unholy Masticating Void" "Lore Of The Red Wind" "Spawn Of The Abyss" and "Of Twilight And Forgotten Ruins". 8 out of 10.