Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Breathing Process/Odyssey(Un)Dead/Siege Of Amida/Candlelight Records/2010 CD Review

  The Breathing Process are a band from the U.S with members from Connecticut and Massachusetts that mix symphonic black metal with blackened death metal and this is a review of their 2010 album "Odyssey(Un)Dead which was released as a joint effort between Siege Of Amida and Candlelight Records.

Drums range from being slow, mid paced and technical with a lot of fast playing and brutal blast beats being used, while the keyboards are very atmospheric and symphonic with some industrial elements, as for the bass playing it has a dark tone that follows the riffs that are coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars are a mixture of black metal and death metal riffing with a good mix of slow and fast riffs that contain a lot of melody, while the lead guitars are very technical and melodic guitar solos that utilize a lot of skill.

Vocals are a mixture of high pitched black metal screams and deep death metal growls with some clean singing male and female vocals being thrown in at times, while the lyrics cover exile with a darkened touch, as for the production it is very professional sounding with all of the instruments having a good sound.

In my opinion The Breathing Process are a very good band and while some elements of their music might be to commercial sounding for my ears at times, this is still a talented band, fans of symphonic black metal and blackened death metal should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Grimoire" "Vultures" and "Decaying(Form)". RECOMMENDED BUY.


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