W.E.B are a band from Greece that plays a symphonic mixture of black and gothic metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Tartarus" which will be released in November by Apathia Records.
Stringed instruments start off the album along with some keyboards a few seconds later that also add in touches of classical music which also leads to more of a symphonic direction and they also mix in with the heavier sections of the songs while a great amount of grim black metal screams can be heard.
Death metal growls can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while operatic vocals are also used briefly along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic fashion and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Tremolo picking can also be heard in some of the faster riffing while some of the tracks are a very long and epic in length along with the music also incorporates a decent amount of goth metal elements and you can also hear a great amount of melody in the guitar riffing and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing can be heard and one song also adds in a small amount of spoken word parts and the one track that uses clean vocals are provided by Sotris Vayenas of Septic Flesh and a later song also adds in a small amount of female vocals.
W.E.B plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in symphonic black metal while also mixing in a decent amount of goth elements, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Melancholy, Darkness and Greek Mythology themes.
In my opinion W.E.B are a very great sounding symphonic mixture of black and goth metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tartarus" "I, The Bornless" and "Thanatos Part II - Epitaphios". 8/5 out of 10.