Xereth are a band from the United Kingdom that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very technical, symphonic and progressive form of black/death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "III" which will be released in September by Candlelight Records.
Epic sounding keyboards start off the album giving the music a symphonic feeling along with some whispers and elements of electronic music before adding in a more heavier direction with the symphonic sounds along with some black metal screams and back up shouts and you can hear a good amount of progressive metal in their musical sound.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and after awhile you can hear some aggressive vocals that lean more towards thrash and groove metal along with some clean singing and the solos and leads the band uses are more in a melodic 80's metal direction mixed in with some progressive rock elements and the music sticks mostly to a slow or mid paced musical direction and at time s you can also hear violins in certain sections of the recording and towards the end a small amount of acoustic guitars can be heard for a few seconds.
Xereth expands on their heavy, progressive and symphonic approach to black/death metal showing a great amount of skill and progress as musicians on this album, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Xereth and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I Hold Dominion"
"Death Defiant" "Passenger" and "The Chaos Reign". 8 out of 10.