Agathodaimon are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style I would describe as being gothic, symphonic black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "In Darkness" which was released by Massacre Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown into the music, while the keyboards bring a very dark, atmospheric, gothic and symphonic sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing the riffing that are coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast melodic black metal riffs that also utilize a great amount of gothic influences to create a sound of their own, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding gothic/black metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized use full chords and finger picking to enhance the dark atmosphere of the music.
Vocals range from grim sounding black metal screams to clean singing gothic vocals as well as some spoken word parts and deep death metal growls, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and professional sound to it and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording along with a couple of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Agathodaimon and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In Darkness We Shall Be Reborn" "Favourite Sin" and "Dusk Of An Infinite Shade (Amurg)". RECOMMENDED BUY.