The King Is Blind are a band from the United Kingdom that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their album "Our Father" which will be released in 2016 by Cacophonous Records.
A very heavy and aggressive old school death metal sound starts off the album along with some blast beats, growls and screams a high seconds later and you can also hear a lot of blast beats in the music along with a touch of grindcore and the music is very heavily rooted in the early 90's and the solos and leads also sound very dark and melodic.
Spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording and back up gang shouts along with a touch of d beat can be heard in the music at time while some of the slower riffs bring in dark sounding melodies and doom metal elements and they also update the sound by adding in modern metal style riffing.
There is also a brief use of Gregorian chants on one of the tracks and they also add in keyboards, clean playing and spoken word parts at times and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear a slight black metal influence at times.
The King Is Blind continue the old school mixture of doom and death metal from previous recordings while also updating the style and adding in atmospheric elements and a touch of grindcore to evolve into a different style, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics care a concept album based upon Satan from John Milton's "Paeadise Lost" and "Paradise Regained" point of view.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from the King Is Blind and if you are a fan of doom and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fragility Becomes Wrath" "Mourning Light" "All The Daemons Are Here" and "Mesmeric Furnace". 8 out of 10.