Dea Marica are a band from England that plays an epic form of doom metal with elements of death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Curse of The Haunted" which was released by Weird Truth Productions.
The album starts out with nature and church bell sounds before going into a darker, heavier and melodic direction along with a mixture of riffs and leads which leads up to clean singing vocals which leads up to an epic doom metal direction and after awhile death metal growls are added onto the recording.
As the album continues the band combine s the epic style doom sound of Candlemass with the more darker, doom/death direction of early My Dying Bride while also taking it into a more heavier and melodic direction as well as bringing in a small amount of acoustic guitars in certain sections of the music which also gives the record a more progressive sounding feeling as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and on one song a brief use of spoken word parts are added into the music.
With this album Dea Marcia bring back the 80's epic doom metal sound and combine it with the early doom/death of their own home country and they create a recording that is very dark, epic, atmospheric, melodic and heavy sounding.
Song lyrics cover dark and depressive themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording as well as all of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Dea Marica are a very great sounding epic doom/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Tower" "Doom Bar" and "Don't Pray For Them". 8 out of 10.