Meltgsnow are a band from Singapore that plays a style that I would describe as being dark gothic metal and this is a review of their 2010 album "Black Penance" which was released by Pulverised Records.
Drums are mostly slow to midpaced drumming with a little bit of fast playing and no blast beats, while the bass playing is all rhythm bass that follows the riffs that are coming out of the guitars and there are some powerful bass leads that are very easy to hear at times.
Rhythm guitars mix a variety of different different metal styles from gothic, thrash, power and doom metal together with a little bit of fast playing and a good amount of melody, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding guitars that have a classic metal feel to them mixed in with some modern metal influences with some softer playing being used on some times.
Vocals are mostly clean singing vocals with some high pitched power metal screams and some ocassional black/death growls and screams and on the last song there are some female vocals being utilized, while the lyrics touch on depressing and anti religous topics, as for the production it sounds very professional and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are on this album.
In my opinion Meltgsnow are a very talented gothic metal band that should appeal to fans of this genre and they are very original for this style of music with the thrash influences and power metal vocals.
RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Devil's Mind Ride" "Crown Of Serpents" and "Another Lie". RECOMMENDED BUY.