Matalobos are a band from Mexico that h as been featured before in this zine and plays a melodic mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Arte Macabro" which was released by Concretro Records.
Classical guitar playing starts off the album along with some violins a few seconds later which also leads up to a more heavy and melodic musical direction that also introduces death metal growls onto the recording and screams are also used at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Clean singing vocals can be heard in the music at times and the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and classical guitars are also used on some of the later tracks as well and there is also a brief use of blast beats and one track brings in a small amount of spoken word parts and the main focus remains more on a slow doom metal style.
Matalobos creates another recording that remains true to the melodic mixture of doom and death metal from their previous release, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness, depression and murder themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Matalobos and if you are a fan of melodic doom/death metal,you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Macabre" and "Built By Souls". 8 out of 10.