Sunday, April 21, 2013

Phlebotomized/Devoted To God, Preach Eternal Gospels/Vic Records/2013 CD COmpilation Review


  Phlebotomized  where  a  band  from t he  Netherlands  that  played  a  very  avant  garde  form  of  doom/death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  compilation  album  "Devoted  To  God,  Preach  Eternal  Gospels"  which  was  released  by  Vic  Records  and  contains  their  early  demo  "Devoted  To  God"  and  mini  album  "Preach  Eternal  Gospels"  which  where  both  released  in  the  early  90's.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  used  at  times,  while  the  keyboards  bring  a  very  atmospheric,  ambient  and  avant  garde  sound  to  the  recording  along  with  a  brief  use  of  violins,  as for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  death  metal  with  doom  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  with  the  riffing  being  some  of  the  earliest  combinations  of  these  musical  styles  as  well  as  some  dark  sounding  melodies,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  dark  sounding  death  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads,  as  for  the  acoustic  and  classical  guitars  which  are  only  used  briefly  use  finger  picking  and  full  chords  to  enhance  the  dark  atmosphere  of  the  recording.

  Vocals  are  mostly  deep  death/doom  metal  growls  with  some  high  pitched  screams,  clean  singing  and  female  vocals  as  well  as  some  samples,  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  anti  christian  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful, d ark  and  heavy  sound to  it  with  the  last  3  tracks  being  recorded  live  along  with  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Phlebotomized  where  a  very  great  sounding  avant  garde  doom/death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you should  check  out  this  compilation.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Desecration  Of  Alleged  Christian  History"  "Tragic  Entnaglement"  "Preach  Eternal  Gopels"  and  "Desecration".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

   

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