Suffering Souls are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays a symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "True Godfucking Souldbright" which will be released in October by Schwarzdorn Production.
Symphonic sounds start off the album and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music while the faster sections of the songs also add in a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's era. Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with one of the tracks also being a brief instrumental before returning back to a heavier musical direction and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can also be heard and a later track also introduces death emtal growls onto the recording, the closing track w as also recorded live.
On this recording Suffering Souls remain true to the symphonic style of black metal that was established on their previous releases. The production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover Satanism, Anti Christianity, Misanthropy and Death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Suffering Souls and if you are a fan of symphonic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Beyond The Nocturnal Gates Of Uncertainty" "Queen Of The Night" "The Throne Unite Dimensions" and "Punishment For the Believe To Christianity". 8 out of 10.