Absence Betrayal are a band from Russia that plays a very atmospheric, symphonic and melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 album "Emotions".
A very heavy and melodic sound along with a great amount of tremolo picking starts off the album while the synths which are also mixed in with the heavier sections of the music gives the songs more of a symphonic and atmospheric feeling as well as the vocals also adding in a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can also be heard while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them, the music also has a lot of 90's influences as well as maintaining a very modern atmosphere and clean playing is added onto the closing track.
Absence Betrayal plays a musical style that takes a very atmospheric, symphonic and melodic form of black metal and mixes it with death metal to create a sound of t heir own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover tragic and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Absence Betrayal are a very great sounding symphonic, atmospheric 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 "A Cruel Dream" "In My Eyes" "We Are Close To Heaven" and "When The Sun Goes Out". 8 out of 10.