Def/Light are a band from Ukraine that plays a very symphonic melodic form of black/death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Transcendevil" which was released by Metal Scrap Records.
"Intro" starts up the album with epic sounding synths that bring a classical music feeling to the album.
"Neo-dont-s" which is also the first real song on the album begins with blast beats form t he drums, synths along with heavy guitar and bass riffs which leads up to high pitched black metal screams and a few seconds later melody is added into the guitar riffing as well as some deep death metal growls and the song starts to alternate between mid paced and fast parts and after awhile guitar solos and leads are added into the song.
"Homos Novus" opens with heavy guitar riffs and drums as well as some synths before adding in blast beats and black metal screams which also leads up to the guitar riffing getting more melodic and a couple of minutes alter guitar solos and leads make their way into the song and towards the end death metal growls are added into the song.
"Dark Liturgy" begins with heavy guitar riffs, drums and synths and you can also hear bass in the background which also leads up to a small amount of blast beats and a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls and after awhile the guitar riffing starts utilizing some melody and the song sticks to a symphonic black/death direction.
"Philosopher's Garden" kicks in with heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums and synths and a few seconds alter black metal screams make their way into the song along with some blast beats and a couple of minutes alter death metal growls are added into the song and towards the end guitar solos and leads are added into the song.
"In Front Of Soldier's Eyes" comes in with violins and symphonic synths and a few seconds later bass guitars and drums come into the song along with some heavy and melodic guitar riffs and black metal screams which also lead up to guitar solos and leads coming in and out of the song as well as some death metal growls along with some blast beats that come in and out of the song.
"Jupiter" is introduced with heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some d rums and synths as well as some melodic guitar riffing which also leads up to death metal growls and black metal screams and a few seconds alter blast beats kick in before going into a mid paced direction and towards the end there is a brief use of melodic guitar leads.
"Antikrist Tabor" is brought in with bass guitars, drums and guitar leads as well as some synths before getting heavier and adding in black metal screams and after awhile death metal growls are added into the song which also leads to the music alternating between fast and slow parts.
"Septem Millio" which is also the last song on the album begins with synths and violins along with some drums
Song lyrics cover anti religion and self development themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Def/Light are a very great sounding symphonic and melodic black/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Neo-dont-s" "Philosopher's Garden" and "Jupiter". RECOMMENDED BUY.