Negative Voice are a band from Russia that has been featured before in this zine and plays a melodic mixture of black and death metal with a touch of doom and this is a review of their 2016 album "Cold Redrafted" which will be released in April by Hypnotic Dirge Records.
Clean yet distorted playing starts off the album along with some drum beats and melodic guitar leads making their presence known a few seconds later which also leads up to a heavier musical direction and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording and whispers can also be heard briefly.
Clean singing can be heard in some parts of the songs while the aggressive vocals are mostly black metal screams and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and the music also alternates quite a bit between soft and heavy parts and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats along with tremolo picking can be heard while the songs are mostly slow or mid paced and the music can also get very progressive at times.
Negative Voice retain some of the melodic black/death elements of the last album while also focusing more on the progressive, goth and doom metal side this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover oblivion and desolation themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Negative Voice and if you are into t he melodic styles of black, doom and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "City of Decaying Gaze" "Impasse" and "Draft Life". 8 out of 10.