Suffering Souls are a solo project from Germany that plays a symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of his 2018 album "In Synergy Obscene" which will be released in 2019 by Schwarzdorn Production.
A very symphonic sound starts off the album and also mixes into the heavier sections of the music after the intro while spoken word parts are also used briefly along with some programmed beats also being used at times as well as the riffs also adding in a great amount of melody.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style while the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams along with the faster sections of the songs also bringing in a great amount of blast beats as well as some clean vocals are being added into some parts of the music.
Back up shouts can also be heard briefly while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some of the tracks being very long and epic in length as well as some of the fast riffing also adding in a decent amount of tremolo picking and as the album progresses a brief use of growls can also be heard and acoustic guitars and female vocals are also added onto the closing track.
Suffering Souls plays a style of symphonic black metal that is very melodic and modern sounding, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Anti Christianity, Death and Misanthropy themes.
In my opinion Suffering Souls is a very great sounding symphonic black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In Synergy Obscene" "As The Truth Unfolds" and "Unseen Phenomenon". 8 out of 10.