Piah Mater are a duo from Brazil that plays a very melodic and progressive form of black/death metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Memories Of Inexistence".
Dark and melancholic sounding keyboards start off the album and after awhile black metal screams are added onto the recording and the music starts going for more of a progressive death metal direction and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and you can also hear a decent amount of melody in the bands musical style.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of clean playing which also brings in a good amount of acoustic guitars and heavy parts and melodic vocals can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody and at times the music brings in death metal growls and screams and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
As the album progresses some of the songs start bringing in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as utilizing a small amount of blast beats at times and one of the later songs is an acoustic ballad while the later tracks show the band making a return back to a heavier musical direction while some of the acoustic sections do bring in a touch of 70's progressive rock at times..
Piah Mater plays a style of death metal that is very dark and progressive and also brings in a touch of melodic black metal at times, the production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover encounters, loss, and healing.
In my opinion Piah Mater are a very great sounding melodic and progressive black/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Anticipation" "Young Rust" and "A Greater Freedom". 8 out of 10.