Voices Of Destiny are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays a symphonic form of gothic metal with elements of black, doom and death metla and this is a review of their 2014 album "Crisis Cult" which was released by Massacre Records.
Dark and quiet sounding synths start off the album and start to get more louder each second as well as adding in some symphonic and classical elements which also gives the recording a very epic feeling and after the intro the music starts going for more of a heavy symphonic metal sound along with some melodic clean singing female vocals.
When male vocals are added into t he music they are growls and screams in the black and death metal vein and you can also hear choirs in the music at times as well as the heavier parts incorporating a great amount of melody and you can also hear some of the modern prog metal sound in certain sections of the recording.
As the album progresses more gothic and electronic music elements are added into some of the tracks and all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and there are small amounts of spoken word parts being utilized at times and they also bring in a power ballad before making a return back to a heavier direction on the following tracks along with the synths also bringing in elements of progressive rock and they close the album with 2 bonus tracks with the last one being all pianos and vocals
Voices Of Destiny creates another symphonic, gothic metal album that still combines extreme metal with operatic vocals and they also add in more prog and electronic music elements this time around to create a sound that is different but remaining true to their style, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Voices Of Destiny and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wolfpack" "To The Slaughter" "Stormcrow" and "The Great hunt". 8 out of 10.