In My Embrace are a duo from Sweden that plays a mixture of black and melodic death metal and this is a review of their 2014 ep "Dead To Dust Descend" which was released by Sliptrick Records.
Distorted guitars start off the ep before going into a more heavy and blackened direction along with some melodic guitar leads and all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the band also speeds up a little bit at times along with a small amount of blast beats as well as adding in black metal screams.
When the death metal elements are added into the music the ep starts having a more modern feeling mixed into their sound and you can also hear a small amount of thrash influences in certain sections of the recording along with an old school melodic Swedish death metal sound being mixed in with black metal.
On a cople of the later tracks acoustic guitars are added into the music briefly before returning to a more melodic black metal direction and adding more blast beats into their musical sound along with a dark and atmospheric sound and they also add in a small amounts of clean parts with the heavier guitars for a few seconds on one of the tracks and the last 2 songs are all acoustical along with a slight symphonic element on the first of the last 2.
In My Embrace have a more dark approach than most bands that mix melodic death with black metal with a sound that would attract both both and old school listeners of the genre, the production sounds very dark and powerful, while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Swedish and English and cover sorrow, agony, hatred, life, death, religion, society and existential matters.
In my opinion In My Embrace are a very great sounding mixture of melodic death and black metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dead To Dust Descend" and "Diabolical Masquerade". 8 out of 10.