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.