Old Chapel are a band from Russia that plays an old school mixture of death and doom metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Visions From Beyond" which will be released in November by Chaos Records.
A very dark yet heavy doom metal sound starts off the album and the riffs also use a great amount of morbid sounding melodies and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the vocals are mostly death metal growls and the music is also very heavily rooted in the early 90's.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion while also remaining very true to an old school style of death metal and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and some of the tracks are long and epic in length and as the album progresses a brief use of horror movie samples can be heard and classical guitars are added on the last track
Old Chapel takes the doom and death metal genres of the early 90's and mixes them together with a more up to date approach, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover horror movies and witching rites.
In my opinion Old Chapel are a very great sounding old school 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 "Stairs To The Vault" "The Nightmare Room" and "Witchboard'. 8 out of 10.