Seal Of Solomon are a band from Turkey that plays an occult mixture of melodic death and black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "I, the King" which was released by WormHoleDeath Records.
The album starts out with a very dark and symphonic sound and a few seconds later middle eastern folk instruments are added into the music and after the intro the album goes into a more heavy and melodic black metal direction along with blackened death metal elements.
When the album goes into other songs more death metal influences are added into the music along with some blast beats and fast parts being utilized at times and after awhile a small amount of guitar leads are brought in briefly as well as deep death metal growls being added into certain sections of the recording and at time s you can also hear the bass guitar in the album and on the last track their is a brief use of atmospheric elements being utilized along with a small amount of melodic clean singing vocals and the album closes with middle eastern sounds beign mixed in with the heavier parts.
With this album Seal Of Solomon take the old school melodic black/death metal sound of the 90's and add in more occult and esoteric elements to create an album that has a great balance between melody and heaviness.
Song lyrics cover the greater and lesser keys of Solomon, Black Magick, occultism and Necronomicon themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound to it.
In my opinion Seal Of Solomon are a very great sounding melodic black/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I The King" "The Lesser Key" "Time Of the Arallu" and "Story of the Prophet". 8 out of 10.