As Light Dies are a band from Spain that has been featured before in this zine and plays an avant garde and progressive form of black metal with some death, doom and gothic metal elements and this is a review of their 2014 album "The Love Album - Volume I" which was released by Maa Productions.
Avant garde style keyboards start off the album along with some spoken word samples and on the second track the music starts adding in heavier guitars and grim black metal screams along with some atmospheric sounds and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard.
Clean singing goth vocals can be heard in the music at times along with some doom metal elements and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful and the songs also get very progressive at times and a great portion of the tracks a re very long and epic in length and the songs bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while death metal growls and whispers can be heard in certain sections of the recording.
As Light Dies plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in the more avant garde and progressive style of black metal on the recording while also standing out a bit more and adding in elements of doom, goth and death metal which makes the music stand out a bit more, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover depression, math and historical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from As Light Dies and if you are a fan of progressive and avant garde black/doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Orpheus Morning" "When Distance Becomes Real" "No Pain, As Sleep" and "Farewell From Distant Shores". 8 out of 10.