France's The Von Deer Skulls have returned with a new album which shows the music going into more of a post doom metal direction and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "The Rest Is Silence" which will be released in October.
Powerful sounding bass guitars along with some whispered vocals start off the album which also leads up to a heavier musical direction and spoken word parts can also be heard at times while t he vocals also bring in a decent amount of high pitched screams and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Acoustic guitars can be heard in the music at times and the songs also bring in the heaviness of sludge and doom metal and when solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and as the album progresses clean singing and post rock elements are added onto the recording and on one track the music also speeds up for a fe seconds and also adds in a brief use of blast beats and the music also gets very experimental at times.
The Von Deer Skulls creates an album which shows the music going for more of a post doom metal style while still having some experimental elements, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from the Von Deer Skulls and if you are a fan of post doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Fall Of The Raven" "The Birth Of The Freak" and "Swan Song". 8 out of 10.