Jason Aaron Wood is a solo artist from Washington D.C that plays a mixture of dark, symphonic, neo classical, black and death metal and this is a review of his self released 2017 album "Emanations"
Distorted yet melodic riffing starts off the album along with some melodic neo-classical style guitar solos and leads a few seconds later while clean vocals are added onto the recording a few seconds later as well as mixing in some death metal screams and black metal screams at times.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while progressive, atmospheric and doom metal elements can also be heard at times along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
When synths are utilized they give the songs more of an symphonic feeling while some songs also bring in a small amount of acoustic guitars along with a brief use of spoken word parts, when the music finally speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard as well as one of the tracks being an instrumental.
Jason Aaron Wood plays a musical style that takes dark, black, doom and death metal and mixes them together with a more clean vocal approach as well as some progressive, symphonic and neo-classical elements to create something very original, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover sorcery, darkness, and mysticism themes.
In my opinmion Jason Aaron Wood is a very great sounding mixture of dark, symphonic, neo classical, black, doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Enchanter, Destroyer" and "The Great Pestilence". 8 out of 10.