Amanita Virosa are a band from Finland that plays a symphonic mixture of black and death metal with a musical style they describe as being 'hospital metal' and this is a review of their 2019 album "Original Plague" which will be released in August by inverse Records.
Keyboards and symphonic elements start off the album and also mix in with the heavier sections of the music. Vocals are a mixture of grim sounding black metal screams and death metal growls while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the riffs also use a decent amount of melody. A good amount of 90's influences can also be heard in the bands musical style as well as maintaining a very modern take on the genres they are influenced by.
During the faster sections of the songs a decent amount of blast beats can be heard and as the album progresses one of the tracks also introduces clean playing onto the recording along with some songs showing the music going into more of a melodic death metal direction. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and hateful themes
In my opinion Amanita Virosa are a very great sounding symphonic and melodic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. REOCMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I Walk Away" "Weak, Strong & Wise" "This Night" and "Longing". 8 out of 10.