Ophis are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "The Dismal Circle" which will be released in October by F.D.A Records.
Spoken word parts can be heard briefly before going into a heavier doom metal direction along with some dark sounding melodies and the solos and leads also bring in a great amount of depressive melodies and after awhile deep death metal growls start to make their presence known.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while screams are also utilized at times along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and clean playing is also utilized on some of the later tracks and the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's but done with a more modern take on the genre and on the last track the music speeds up briefly and also brings in a small amount of blast beats.
Ophis plays a style of doom/death metal that is very slow, dark and heavy sounding, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover depression, suffering, death and demonic enchantment themes.
In my opinion Ophis are a very great sounding doom/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Engulhed In White Noise" and "Shrine Of Humiliation". 8 out of 10.