Unfathomed of Abyss are a 1 man band from Texas that plays a very symphonic and avant garde form of black metal and this is a review of his self released 2014 album "Arise Upon Oblivion".
A very dark, heavy and symphonic sound starts off the album along with some melodic guitar leads and blast beats which are utilized a great amount throughout the recording and you can also hear a great amount of keyboards being utilized in certain sections of the recording and there is also a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts present throughout the recording and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
When vocals are added into the music they are in a very grim and high pitched direction of black metal and you can also hear death metal growls being added into the music at times and the music also brings in a very symphonic style while still being very heavy and melodic at the same time and you can hear a great amount of talent and skill in the way the instruments are performed.
The symphonic black metal style of the album is more closer to the mid 90's era of the genre and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and after awhile you can hear some avant garde elements being added into the music but done in a more heavier fashion and at times you can hear a touch of funeral doom in the slower sections of the music while the symphonic elements also bring in influences from orchestra and classical music.
Unfathomed Of Abyss creates a style of symphonic and avant garde black metal that is closer to the 90's style and also has more of a darker and heavier edge than most bands of this genre, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover doom, existence and oblivion themes.
In my opinion Unfathomed Of Abyss are a very great sounding avant garde, symphonic black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "To Unequal The Balance Of the Cosmos" and "Within the Void". 8 out of 10.