Selenite are a solo project from Austria that plays a mixture of symphonic black and funeral doom/death metal and this is a review of his 2019 album "Mahasamadhi" which will be released in October by Seance Records.
A very slow, dark and heavy funeral doom metal sound starts off the album while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. The riffs also add in a decent amount of dark yet depressive sounding melodies along with the vocals also adding in a good amount of death metal growls.
Keyboards are also added into some parts of the music along with the music also adding in a good amount of 90's era doom/death metal influences. Spoken word parts are also added into certain sections of the recording as well as the music also adding in symphonic elements at times.
One track also introduces clean male vocals and grim black metal screams onto the recording as well as the solos and leads being done in a very dark yet melodic style when t hey are utilized and all of the music sticks to a slower direction, as the album progresses operatic female vocals can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Sanskrit Mantras and Eastern Spirituality themes.
In my opinion Selenite is a very great sounding mixture of symphonic black and funeral doom/death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Requiem For a Soul" and "Final Reckoning". 8 out of 10.