Spectral Darkwave are a band from England that plays a symphonic mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "First Last Contact" which will be released on March 30th by Occidental Records.
Electronic music sounds start off the album and a few seconds later heavy and melodic guitars are added into the music along with a great amount of symphonic elements and after the intro war samples are brought in briefly before returning back to a heavier direction and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Once growls are added into the music the album starts evoking more of a death metal feeling and the music also adds in elements of modern metal at times and after awhile spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording while a small amount of clean singing can be heard on some of the tracks.
Clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording while some songs bring in female vocals and computer music along with a touch of industrial and there is also a brief instrumental before returning back to vocal tracks and all of the songs stick to mostly a slow to mid paced musical direction.
Spectral Darkwave plays a style of doom/death metal that mixes in more modern sounds and a great amount of symphonic and electronic music elements to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover science fiction, war and horror themes.
In my opinion Spectral Darkwave a very great sounding symphonic mixture of death and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Retake Mars!" "My Hand The Gavel" "I Am Shadow" and "To Feast On Milk And Oil". 8 out of 10.