Dead To A Dying World are a band from Texas that plays a mixture of black metal, sludge, doom, crust and post metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Litany" which was released as a joint effort between Tofu Carnage, Gilead Media, and Alerta Antifascista.
Atmospheric sounding violins start off the album and after a few seconds the music goes into a very fast black metal direction along with a great amount of blast beats and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and after awhile high pitched screams make their presence known on the recording.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when the music slows down a lot of doom metal elements can be heard and they also bring in clean singing vocals at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when clean guitars are utilized they give the music a very progressive feeling.
Female vocals are brought into the music at times and the growls also add a touch of crust and death metal to the bands musical style and a variety of many different string instruments can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and as the album progresses more elements of sludge and post rock are added into the music and some songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Dead To A Dying World plays a musical style that takes black metal, sludge, doom, crust and post rock and mixes it in with stringed instruments to create an original sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover epic scenes of pain and death.
In my opinion Dead To A Dying World are a very great sounding mixture of black metal, sludge, doom, crust, and post rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Hunt Eternal" and "Narcissus". 8 out of 10.