Edge Of Haze are a band from Finland that plays a progressive and gothic form of doom/death metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Illumine".
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album along with some progressive rock style keyboards and you can also hear some clean playing being utilized in certain sections of the recording along with elements of prog metal and a great amount of clean singing vocals and when growls are utilized they bring in a heavy death metal influence to the bands musical style.
A good portion of the tracks a re long and epic in length and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording and on some of the songs evil sounding whispers and screams are utilized and bring in more of a black metal feeling when they are utilized and there are also moments on this recording where the music speeds up a bit and also brings in a small amount of blast beats.
When acoustic guitars are utilized they bring in even more of a progressive feeling to the tracks that they are utilized on and some of the songs bring in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts that also bring in a melodic death metal influence to the recording and as the album progresses spoken word samples along with female vocals can be heard at times.
Edge Of Haze plays a melodic style of doom/death metal that they also mix in with prog metal and goth to create a sound of their own as well as making this genre have a wider appeal with the way they structure their songs, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics are loosely based on the book "Escape From Camp 14".
In my opinion Edge Of haze are a very great sounding mixture of progressive, goth, doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Drawn" "Crushed" "Unlearn" and "Rainfell". 8 out of 10.