Thy Despair are a band from Ukraine that plays a dark mixture of black, gothic, doom, symphonic and melodic death metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "The Song Of Desolation" which will be released in May by Rockshots Music.
A very heavy and symphonic sound starts off the album while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style. Female goth metal style vocals are also a very huge part of the recording along with some blackened metal screams also being added into some parts of the songs.
Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs while keyboards are also a very huge part of the recording. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them along with the riffs also adding in a great amount of melody as well as some spoken word parts also being used briefly.
Touches of melodic death metal can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording along with one track also introducing clean goth male vocals and growls onto album and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing can also be heard, blast beats can also be heard briefly and most of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Ukrainian and English and cover the war in Eastern Europe.
In my opinion Thy Despair are a very great sounding dark mixture of black, gothic, doom, symphonic and melodic death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sabbath" "War' "Army Of Dead" and "Ghost Rider". 8 out of 10.
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