Tristitia are a band from Sweden that plays a style of music that I would describe as gothic doom/death metal and this is a review of their 1996 album "Crucidiction' which was released by Holy Records.
Drums are mostly slow with no blast beats while the keyboards have a very dark romantic sound with some ocassional piano parts that have a very dark avante garde feel to them as for the bass playing they use alot of slow riffing techniques.
Rythym guitars are mostly slow and melodic riffs that sound very depressing with some ocassional thrash influenced riffing while the guitar leads are very melodic with alot of classic metal influences as for the accoustic guitars when they are used they use alot of open chords to give the music a more dark feeling and there is also a classical guitar being used on ocassion that gives the dark music a very romantic feel.
Vocals are a mixture between clean sung vocals that have a very gothic feel to them as well as some high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics are very anti christian with a touch of theology and some depressing themes that contain a dose of evil, as for the production on this album it sounds very professional and you can hear all of the musical instruments on this album.
In my opinion this was a very good album from aband that was very underrated in the 1990's. Any true fan of gothic doom/death metal should enjoy this album. STANDOUT TRACKS INCLUDE "Christianic Resurrection" "Gardenia" and "FInal Lament". RECOMMENDED BUY.