Dunwich are a band from Russia that plays a mixture of black, doom metal, prog, darkwave and post punk and this is a review of their 2020 album "Tail-Tied Hearts" which will be released in August by Caligari Records.
Dark sounding synths start off the album along with some clean playing a few seconds later which also returns on later songs while the music also mixes in elements of darkwave. Melodic vocals are also a very huge part of the recording along with the slower riffing also adding in the heaviness of doom metal.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style while psychedelic sides can also be heard in certain sections of the recording. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them along with some grim black emtal screams also being utilized at times.
Some of the songs also show the music bringing in more of a progressive style along with a couple of tracks also being very long and epic in length, some of the mid tempo riffing also shows an influence of post punk and the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover horror and occultism themes.
In my opinion Dunwich are a very great sounding mixture of black, doom metal prog, darkwave and post punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Through The Dense Woods" "Mouth Of Darkness" and "The Sea". 8 out of 10.