Anhedonist are a band from Seattle, Washington that plays a very heavy and brutal form of doom/death metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "Netherwards" which was released by Dark Descent Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine the heaviest, most brutal and darkest elements of doom and death metal together with a brief use of clean playing while the lead guitars are very primitive sounding doom/death metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars which are only used on the last song they use finger picking to enhance the darkness of the music.
Vocals are all deep death metal growls with some high pitched screams as well as a brief use of clean singing chants, while the lyrics cover very dark themes, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy and powerful sound to it which is perfect for the songs which are very long and epic length.
In mu opinion Anhedonist are a very great sounding heavy and brutal doom/death metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should c heck out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Saturnine" and "Inherit Opprobrium". RECOMMENDED BUY.