Ontborg are a band from Italy that plays a melodic and blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 album "Within The Depths Of Oblivion".
A very heavy and melodic sound starts off the album while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats. The music also incorporates a great amount of influences from the 90's era of black and death metal along with the vocals also adding in a decent mixture of growls and screams.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style while the songs also bring in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. One song also introduces clean playing which also returns on a couple of later songs and a few seconds of synths onto the recording as well as the songs sounding like they could of easily been recorded and released 20 years ago, one of the later tracks is also very long and epic in length.
Ontborg plays a musical style that goes back to the 90's era of melodic black and death metal. The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while t he lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Ontborg are a very great sounding melodic blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Living Is A Torture" "This Time" "No Memories Beyond" and "Black garden". 8 out of 10.