Ides are a band from the Netherlands that plays an old school mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Sun of The Serpents Tongue" which will be released in April by Vic Records.
Melodic chanting and vocals start off the album along with an atmospheric background before going into more of a heavier direction that is in the doom metal direction and after a couple of minutes death metal growls make their presence known on the recording and the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and they also mix keyboards in with the heavier sections in some parts of the songs while melodies can also be heard in the guitar riffing and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with some violins being added into certain sections of the recording and one track brings in a brief use of choirs and all of the songs stick to a very low musical direction.
Ides plays a style of doom/death metal that is very dark, slow and heavy and rooted in the 90's style of the genre, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and violent themes.
In my opinion Ides are a very great sounding doom/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Erosion" and "Survivors Of The Rebellion". 8 out of 10.