Hadal are a band from Italy that has been featured before in this zine and plays a melodic mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of t heir self released 2016 album "Painful Shadow".
Clean guitars start off the album and after the intro the music goes into a heavier musical direction along with all of t he instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the solos and leads are done in more of a melodic yet depressive style and they also use a great mixture of both clean and heavy parts.
Vocals start out in more of a clean singing direction while also using death metal growls quite a bit throughout the recording while the high pitched screams bring in a touch of black metal and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and you can also hear a lot of 90's goth doom/death influences throughout the recording and all of the songs stick to a very slow musical direction.
Hadal creates another recording that remains true to the melodic doom/death metal style of previous recordings while also mixing in a touch of goth metal, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover depression, death, loss, grief and despair themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Hadal and if you are a fan of melodic doom/death metal, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Painful Shadow" "Slow Violence" "Nocturnal" and "White Shade". 8 out of 10.