Witchden are a band from Minnesota that plays a mixture of black, sludge and death metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Deus Nihil" which was released by Twin Tyrant Records.
Rain and thunder sounds start of the album along with some acoustic guitars a few seconds later. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style while elements of sludge and doom metal can also be heard in the slow yet heavy sections of the songs.
Vocals also bring in a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody.
When the music finally speeds up a small amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can also be heard along with a couple of the tracks being long and epic in length, the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Witchden are a very great sounding mixture of black, sludge and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "From Ash" "Abhorrent Rite" and "Finding Death". 8 out of 10.