Whispering Woods are a band from Romania that plays a very symphonic form of gothic/doom metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Perditus et Dea" which was released by Loud Rage Music.
Classical guitar playing starts off the album along with some tragic keyboards and after the intro the music starts adding in heavy guitars while also keeping the keyboards and also mixing in folk instruments and operatic female vocals while the heavier parts bring in a doom metal sound and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
You can hear a great amount of melody in the guitar riffing throughout the recording and some of the tracks also bring in a small amount of grim screams and growls which also gives the recording a black and death metal feeling at times and as the album progresses a small amount of acoustic guitars can be heard on some of the tracks.
One of the later tracks brings in a small amount of spoken word parts which also gives the music more of a ritualistic feeling and when solos and leads are utilized they add more melody to the recording while a later track is all instrumental and also adds in a small amount of blast beats and a couple of the tracks are also long and epic in length.
Whispering Woods plays a very symphonic style of gothic/doom metal t hat is very heavily influenced by opera and folk music as well as adding in the heaviness of black and death metal at times to give the music more of an original sound, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and poetic themes.
In my opinion Whispering Woods are a very great sounding symphonic gothic/doom metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Original Sin" "Autumnal" "If Ever" and "Dea". 8 out of 10.