Hadal are a band from Italy that plays an old school mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 demo "The Obscure I".
Clean playing and melodic vocals start off the demo along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and a few seconds later the music adds in more of a heavy doom metal direction while also mixing in the clean parts at times and you can also hear a lot of death metal growls in the bands musical style.
When solos and leads are utilized they remain true to an early 90's melodic doom/death metal sound and the clean vocals also mix in with the growls at times and the clean sections also gives the music a progressive and atmospheric feeling when they are brought into the songs and every track sticks to a very slow, melancholic, melodic yet very heavy musical direction.
Hadal plays a style of doom metal that takes the epic 80's side of the genre and mixes it in with the more atmospheric and melodic doom/death style of the early 90's to create a sound of their own, the production sound s very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover depression, despair, death, loss, and grief.
In my opinion Hadal are a very great sounding melodic and atmospheric mixture of doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Low Winter Sun" and "The Obscure I". 8 out of 10.