Rapheumets Well are a band from North Carolina that plays a symphonic and progressive mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "The Exile" which was released by Test Your Metal Records.
Classical guitar playing starts off the album and after a few seconds starts going into more of a brutal a nd fast symphonic direction along with a great amount of blast beats and death metal growls and you can also hear melodies and technical elements in the guitar riffing and after awhile black metal screams start becoming a very huge part of the recording.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and when solos and leads are utilized they remain true to a blackened death metal style and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
When clean singing male and female vocals are utilized they give the music more of a operatic feeling and some of the heavier riffing also brings in elements of prog metal while the symphonic side of the songs have a classical music influence to them while later tracks also show them bringing in a touch of ambient and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length.
Rapheumets Well plays a musical style that takes the symphonic styles of black and death metal and mixes them together to ad something different to the genre, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon their own sci fi and fantasy creations.
In my opinion Rapheumets Well are a very great sounding symphonic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Epic Of Darmak" "Witch of Dark Sphere" and "Planetry Cenotaph". 8 out of 10.