Darkseed are a band from Germany that has had a couple of their albums reviewed as well as being interviewed by this zine that plays a musical style that I would describe as being gothic metal and this is a review of their 2012 digital album "Astral Darkness Awaiths" which was released by Massacre Records.
Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats, while the synths bring an atmospheric, gothic, industrial and progressive rock sound to the music, as for the bass playing it 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 to mid paced gothic metal riffs that utilize a great amount of dark sounding melodies, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding gothic metal guitar solos and leads, as for the classical guitars which are only utilized on the last song they use finger picking and full chords to enhance the d arkness that is coming out of the music.
Vocals on this recording are mostly clean singing with a brief use of growls and screams as well as some spoken word male and female parts, while the lyrics cover dark and poetic themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound to it.
In my opinion this is another great recording from Darkseed and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Black Throne" "Disbeliever" "Sleep Sleep Sweatheart" and "The Demon Within". RECOMMENDED BUY.