Shadecrown are a band from Finland that plays a melodic mixture of doom and death metal with some thrash elements and this is a review of their 2016 album "Agonia" which will be released in October by Inverse Records.
Armospherric synths and acoustic guitars which are also used on other tracks start off the album and after awhile melodic yet melancholic sounding guitar leads are added onto the recording along with some heavy riffs that also use a great amount of melody and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
The songs also alternate quite a bit between the heavy and soft parts throughout the recordings and you can also hear a great amount of doom metal elements in the songs while the vocals are mostly death metal growls along with some whispers also being utilized at times and some of the later tracks also bring in elements of thrash while some songs also bring in clean singing and touches of goth metal as well as a brief use of high pitched screams and there is also a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the faster sections also bring in a small amount of blast beats.
Shadecrown plays a musical style that takes the melodic styles of doom and death metal and mixes them with some goth and thrash elements to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Shadecrown are a very great sounding melodic 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 "Led Astray" "Walk Through Hell" "Tear-Stained Heart" and "Drown". 8 out of 10.