Damnation Army are a solo project from Sweden that plays a melodic form of black metal with some elements of death, speed and heavy metal and this is a review of his self released 2019 album "Death Macabre".
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody. Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams along with the faster sections of the songs also bringing in a great amount of blast beats and the music is very heavily rooted in the Swedish style.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Nature sounds can also be heard briefly and throughout the recording you can also hear influences of death, thrash, speed and heavy metal.
Most of the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's Swedish style along with one song also introducing atmospheric sounding synths onto the recording. Tremolo picking can also be heard in some of the fast riffing and as the album progresses an instrumental is also added onto the recording. The production sounds very professional for being a self released album while the lyrics cover darkness, death and occultism themes.
In my opinion Damnation Army are a very great sounding melodic black metal solo project with elements of death, thrash, speed and heavy metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ancient Evil Rituals" "Enter the Blood Massacre" and "Shadowed". 8 out of 10.