Blighted Eye are a band from Seattle, Washington that plays a very melodic and progressive mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2020 ep "Wretched".
Melodic yet technical riffing starts off the ep while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. Vocals are a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls along with the solos and leads also adding in a great amount of melody and all of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can also be heard while the clean playing also gives the music more of a progressive feeling. The songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some of the faster riffing also adding in some tremolo picking, acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly.
Blighted Eye plays a musical style that takes the melodic and progressive forms of black and death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover depression and isolation themes.
In my opinion Blighted Eye are a very great sounding melodic and progressive mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Contempt" and "Wretched". 8 out of 10.