Distressful Project are a band from Russia that plays a dark mixture of doom and gothic metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Fucked-Up Songs" which was released by Darknagar Records and is also a re-recorded version of their album "Neverending Pain".
Record player sounds along with keyboards start off the album and a few seconds later classical guitars are also added into the mix and after awhile hard rock style riffing is added onto the recording along with some melodic vocals and black metal screams are also used at times and after the intro the music gets heavier.
Goth style keyboards and heavy yet melodic vocals mix together quite a bit throughout the recording along with some growling vocals that have a melodic tone at times and the solos and leads also bring in a great amount of melody while elements of electronic music are also utilized at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and one of the tracks is all instrumental and all of the songs stick to a very slow or mid paced musical direction.
Distressful Project plays a musical style that takes goth and doom metal and mixes it with some black, death metal and electronic music music to create a style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Distressful Project are a very great sounding dark mixture of goth and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tristia" "The Curse" "Soulless" and "Blindness". 8 out of 10.