Affasia are a band from Richmond, Virginia that plays a very dark and atmospheric form of metal and this is a review of their 2018 ep "Adrift In Remorse" which will be released on February 23rd by Transcending Records.
A very dark, melodic yet heavy sound starts off the album while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while keyboards are also added onto some parts of the songs as well as the vocals bringing in a mixture of clean goth vocals and death metal growls.
Elements of post rock and shoegaze can also be heard at times while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion along with all of the tracks being very long and epic in length and the slower riffs are very heavily rooted in doom metal as well as some of the songs mixing in elements of darkwave and classical music, when screams are utilized they add in a touch of black metal and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly and all of the music sticks to a slow direction.
Affasia plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in dark and atmospheric doom/death metal while elements of darkwave, shoegaze and classical music gives the songs more originality, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Affasia are a very great sounding dark atmospheric metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Another Host" and "As You Never Where". 8 out of 10.