Sweden's Diabolical have returned with a new recording which shows the music going into more of a symphonic and melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Eclipse" which will be released in February by Indie Recordings.
A very dark, heavy and symphonic sound starts off the album along with some choir vocals before evolving into death metal growls. Clean guitars are also added into certain sections of the recording as well as the heavier riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody. Black metal screams are also added into some parts of the music.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style as well as all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. Clean vocals are also added into some parts of the music. At times the riffing also gets very technical sounding and choirs also return on some of the later tracks.
As the album progresses the music also starts to speed up at times and also introduces blast beats onto the recording while keeping the main focus on more of a slower or mid tempo direction. Some of the tracks are long and epic in length. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon the dark side of humanity.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Diabolical which shows the music going into more of a symphonic and melodic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "We Are Diabolical" "Failure" "Tyranni" and "Requiem". 8 out of 10.