Helevorn are a band from Spain that plays a mixture of doom, gothic and death metal with a touch of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Compassion Forlorn" which was released by BadMoodManMusic.
Clean and soft guitar playing which are also used on soem of the other tracks as well starts off the album along with some synths a few seconds later that also bring in a good amount of atmosphere to the songs which also leads to more of a heavier and symphonic musical direction along with a great amount of melody being added into both the solos and riffs.
When vocals are added into the music they are very deep sounding death/doom metal growls along with a decent amount of melodic clean singing vocals and the music also brings in a good mixture of both clean and heavy parts and a good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses more elements of gothic rock find their way onto the recording.
In certain sections of the album spoken word parts can be heard and the music also brings in a very early 90's style of melodic doom/death metal into the bands musical style along with some screams that have a black metal feeling to them at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and a couple of the tracks closer to the end brings in a brief use of acoustic guitars.
Helevorn plays a style of gothic/doom metal that is very heavily rooted in the 90's style along with a great amount of the melodic death/doom metal sound and a touch of black metal being added into their musical style to create a very dark, melancholic and heavy recording, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Solitude, Dreams and Past Times along with the last 2 songs being written in Spanish.
In my opinion Hellevorn are a very great sounding melodic gothic doom/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Inner Crumble" "Unified" and "I Am To Believe". 8 out of 10.