Theogony are a band from California that plays a very melodic form of black/death metal and this is a review of their self titled and self released 2014 album.
The album starts out with sound effects that bring in an ambient feeling along with acoustic guitars and militant drums and after a minute the music starts to get heavy and after the intro the music starts going into a more melodic black metal direction.
Once the music starts to get fast you can hear blast beats start to kick in along with a mixture of mid paced and fast parts which also leads up to some grim sounding black metal screams and the band also brings in a great amount of melody as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and at times you can also hear a small amount of death metal vocals, once acoustic guitars are added in the recording starts to have a progressive feeling to it.
The melodic black metal parts start sounding a lot more powerful once solos and leads are added in and some of the clean parts and heavy riffing have an early Dissection feeling to them and at times they also bring whispered vocals into the music and when we get more into the album there is a mixture of slow and fast songs and th e acoustic guitars also make a return in certain parts of the recording.
Halfway through the album instrumental are added onto the recording and they also have an atmospheric feeling to them while they also still keep around the songs that have vocals in them and after awhile they brign in some epic sounds that conjure up the Olympian Gods and the album closes with an all acoustic instrumental.
With this album Theogony go back to the early melodic black/death metal sound of the early 90's and brings back a great amount of darkness that has been missing from this genre for years along with a powerful production, song lyrics that pay homage to the Greek Gods as well as bringing in a great amount of songs that are very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Theogony are a very great sounding melodic black/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Five And Those Who Followed" "Liberation" "Assault Upon the Empyrean" and "Monarch". 8/5 out of 10.