The Sullen Route are a band from Russia that plays a melodic mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Last Day In Utter Diseases" which was re-issued in 2018 by Grimm Distribution.
A very slow, dark and heavy doom metal sound starts off the album along with some atmospheric sounding synths while programmed beats can also be heard briefly as well a s the music focusing more on the heavier side after the intro and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Vocals are mostly death metal growls while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style as well as clear and shouting vocals being used at times, spoken word parts and clean playing can also be heard briefly and as the album progresses a brief use of female vocals, acoustic guitars and stringed instruments can also be heard and the last tracks are very long and epic in length.
The Sullen Route plays a musical style that takes atmospheric doom metal and mixes it with melodic death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover loss of hope and self harm themes.
In my opinion The Sullen Route are a very great sounding melodic mixture of doom ad death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Bonesacs" "Dead Horizon" and "Lead Undone". 8 out of 10.