Derketa are a band from Pennsylvania that has been around since the mid 80's and plays a very dark and heavy mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "In Death We Meet" which was will be re-issued on June 16th, 2015 by Ibex Moon Records and also contains bonus tracks.
Thunder and rain sounds start off the album along with some bells and a few seconds alter the music starts going into more of a heavier doom metal direction which also utilizes a great amount of morbid sounding melodies and the solos and leads the band uses are also very dark and melodic and after awhile death metal growls start dominating the songs.
A good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and after awhile the music starts adding in more mid paced and fast parts along with a small amount of blast beats and the music remains true to the 90's era of death/doom metal and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the whole album remains true to a very dark and heavy sound from beginning to ending of the recording and they also close the re-issued version of the recording with a cover of Sepultura's "Troops Of Doom".
Derketa remains true to the doom/death metal sound that they have been known for and creates a very dark and heavy sounding recording, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, nightmares and curses.
In my opinion Derketa are a very great sounding 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 "Goddess Of Death" "Until Our Death" and "Witchburned". 8 out of 10.