Diabolical are a band from Sweden that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style I would describe as being a technical and melodic form of black/death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Neogenesis' which was released by Vicosolum Productions.
"Into Oblivion" which is also the first song on the album opens up with a choir and orchestra and a few seconds alter heavy guitar riffs and drums kick in before getting fast along with deep death metal growls and blast beats and then going for a more mid paced direction and then alternating between mid paced and fast parts as well as the guitar riffing utilizing more melody and towards the end there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads being utilized.
''Metamorphosis" begins with sound effects before adding in heavy, melodic and technical guitar riffs and drums before speeding up with blast beats and death metal growls and a few seconds later t he music slows down a bit and then alternating between fast and slow parts as well as bringing in guitar solos and leads and halfway through the song t here is a brief use of clean parts along with some powerful sounding bass guitars.
"Oracle" opens up with some dark sounding synths and a few seconds alter heavy and melodic guitar and bass riffs kick in along with some drums and a few seconds alter death metal growls and black metal screams come in and then the song starts alternating between fast and slow parts as well as having a melodic choir in the background.
"Ex" which is a short instrumental kicks in with keyboards that utilize a variety of many different sounding keys along with some violins.
"World of Silence" starts up with some fast and melodic guitar riffs along with blast beats from the drums before slowing down and adding in growls along with more technical and progressive elements and you can hear a small amount of black metal screams in the background and then the song alternates between fast and slow parts and you can also h ear bass guitars in certain sections of the song.
"Reincarnation Of the Damned" kicks in with dark sound effects before adding in dark and melodic guitar riffs and a few seconds later they get heavier along with some drums and a few seconds alter growls become a part of the song along with some melodic female vocals a few seconds later and towards the end their is a brief use of acoustic guitar before getting heavy again and adding in blast beats and guitar solos.
"Fields Of Nihil" comes in with sound effects before adding in heavy guitar riffs and drums along with some guitar leads and a few seconds alter growls become a part of the song along with a small amount of high pitched screams and you can hear melodic choirs in t he background and a few seconds later a small amount of clean parts and spoken word parts mix in with the heavier elements.
"Dialogue With The Dead" hits it off with heavy and melodic guitar riffs along with drums and a few seconds alter growls, technical elements and female vocals kick in and halfway through the song there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads being utilized.
"Wolves' Choir" is introduced with synths and orchestras before adding in guitar leads, riffs and blast beats from the drums as well as the guitar riffing utilizing some melody and then the music slows down a bit and growls come in before alternating between fast and slow parts as well as adding in a small amount of high pitched screams and halfway through the song t here is a brief use of spoken word parts before adding in avant garde parts with the heavier elements.
"The Age To Come" is brought in with heavy guitar riffs and leads along with some drums and a few seconds later growls start to kick in which also lead to the guitar riffing getting more melodic and a couple of minutes later there is a brief use of clean playing and spoken word parts as we;l as a small amount of violins in the background before getting heavy again along with a small amount of blast beats and black metal screams.
"Humanitas" which is also the last song on the album begins with melodic chanting and synths as well as a choir and orchestra.
Song lyrics are a concept album based on a novel as well as all of the chapters in the book, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound to it.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Diabolical and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this album> RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE ""Into Oblivion" "Oracle" "Dialogue With The Dead" and "The Age To Come". RECOMMENDED BUY.