Ofghost are a solo project from Finland that plays a mixture of symphonic black metal, death metal, industrial and hardcore punk and this is a review of his self released 2016 album "The Awakening".
Atmospheric sounds start off the album before going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction where you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and a few seconds later aggressive vocals make their presence known on the recording and when the music speeds up a good amount of blast beats can be heard.
Black metal elements can be heard in some of the riffing while the melodies are very close to the melodic side of death metal and the music also gets symphonic at times while also mixing in industrial and some songs also bring in a small amount of melodic singing and as the album progresses it starts bringing in the energy of punk while one of the tracks also brings in a brief use of clean playing and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Ofghost plays a musical style that takes symphonic black metal, death, thrash, industrial and hardcore punk and mixes them together to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover dark themes.
In my opinion Ofghost are a very great sounding mixture of symphonic black metal, death metal, industrial and hardcore punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pimeys El Sinua Hylkaa" and "Jokienen Hetki On Askel". 8 out of 10.