Soijl are a band from Sweden that has been featured before in this zine and plays a melodic mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "As The Sun Sets On Life" which was released by Solitude Productions.
Melodic guitar leads start off the album along with some drum beats and spoken word parts a few seconds later and after awhile the music gets a lot more heavier along with some death metal growls while you can also hear a great amount of melody in the guitar riffing that is heavily influenced by the 90's.
When s creams are utilized they add in a touch of black metal while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic fashion along with clean guitars also being added into certain sections of the recording,
Female vocals can also be heard briefly while some tracks also add in atmospheric synths as well as a brief use of whispers and spoken word parts on a couple of the songs and all of the music sticks to a very slow musical direction and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Soijl creates another recording that remains true to the melodic mixture of doom and death metal from previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, doom, hate and misery themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Soijl and if you are a fan off melodic doom/death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Death Do Us Apart" "Spiritual Asphyxiation" and "The Abyss, My Tomb". 8 out of 10.