The Fifth Alliance are a band from the Netherlands that plays a mixture of doom metal, sludge and hardcore and this is a review of their 2013 album "Unrevealed Secrets Of Ruin" which was released by Demons Run Amok".
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with only a small amount of fast drumming and blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing 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 doom metal, sludge and hardcore together to create a sound of their own with a good amount of dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing and there are no guitar solos or leads present on t his recording, as for the acoustic guitars they use finger picking and full chords to add a post rock feeling to the recording.
Vocals range from aggressive sounding hardcore/sludge yells to deep growls, while the lyrics cover loss and isolation themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion The Fifth Alliance are a very great sounding hybrid of doom metal, sludge and hardcore and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hollow" "Seven Seven Seven" and "Standing Tall". RECOMMENDED BUY.