Chasmdweller are a duo from Canada that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays an atmospheric mixture of black, death, sludge and funeral doom metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Invoking The Wrath Of The Seventh Circle" which will be released in December by Static Void Records.
A very fast and melodic sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals also bring in a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Elements of sludge and funeral doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style. Some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length as well as the songs also adding in a decent amount of both old school and modern influences.
Atmospheric sounding synths can also be heard in some parts of the recording along with one track also introducing elements of harsh noise onto the album. Acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly as well as the growls also getting guttural sounding at times and the music also has its brutal moments and as the album progresses a brief use of ritualistic spoken word parts can also be heard. The production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover occultism and darkness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Chasmdweller and if you are a fan of atmospheric black, death, sludge and funeral doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Bleeding Upon The Tomes Of Hypocrisy" "Engulfed By Burning Pits" and "Bone Shrine". 8 out of 10.
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