Sons Ov Omega are a band from Sweden that plays a progressive and melodic mixture of black and death metal with a musical style they refer to as 'apocalyptic occult metal' and this is a review of their 2017 album "Reign" which will be released on February 18th by Black Lion Productions.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album along with some clean singing vocals a few seconds later which also leads up to a heavier musical direction along with some death metal growls while acoustic guitars are also mixed in with the heavier sections of the music at times and the guitar solos and leads are done in a melodic fashion.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and black metal screams are also used quite a bit throughout the album and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
A great amount of melody can be heard in the guitar riffing and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and a lot of the songs also mix in elements of prog metal and some of the faster riffs also use a great amount of tremolo picking and symphonic touches can also be heard briefly and there is also a brief use of ritualistic spoken words.
Sons Ov Omega plays a musical style that takes the melodic forms of black and death metal and mixes them with prog metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Left hand Path, Lovecraftian and Apocalyptic themes.
In my opinion Sons Ov Omega are a very great sounding progressive and melodic 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 "Quatzalcoatl" "Malleus Maleficarum" "Kali" and "Cthulhu". 8 out of 10.