Catamenia are a band from Finland that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style that I would describe as being gothic, melodic and symphonic sounding black metal and this is a review of their 2012 digital compilation album "The Best Of Catamenia" which was released by Massacre Records.
Drums range from slow.mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times , while the synths bring a very dark, atmospheric, symphonic, and gothic sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing t hat is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast melodic black/death metal riffs as well as a brief use of soft and clean playing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding guitar solos and leads that have a traditional metal feeling to them.
Vocals range from high pitched black metal screams, deep death metal growls, clean singing and spoken word parts, while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Finnish and English and they cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound to it.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding compilation from Catamenia and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cavalcade" "Closed gates Of Hope" "The Heart Of Darkness" and "Farewell". RECOMMENDED BUY.