Thursday, July 27, 2017
Overoth/The Forgotten Tome/Hostile Media/2017 CD Review
Overoth are a band from Northern Ireland that plays a very brutal form of death metal with some orchestral elements and this is a review of their 2017 album "The Forgotten Tome" which will be released in September by Hostile Media.
A very orchestra oriented intro starts off the album along with the atmosphere of a fantasy movie or show while opera style choirs are also used briefly before going into a heavier musical direction which also uses a decent amount of melody as well as mixing the symphonic and heavy parts together.
Vocals are mostly deep death metal growls and when the music speeds up a great amount of brutal blast beats can be heard while clean playing is also utilized at times along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion.
The songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses a brief use of ritualistic elements and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and one track also adds in a brief use of clean playing.
Overoth plays a style of death metal that is very brutal and old school while also adding in some orchestra touches to get a more modern atmosphere, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness, fantasy and war themes.
In my opinion Overoth are a very great sounding brutal death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sigil Of The Empty Throne" "The Forgotten Tome" and "Shadows In A Thousand Shades Of Black". 8 out of 10.