Consecration are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Ephemerality" which will be released in December by UKEM Records.
A very dark, distorted and heavy doom metal sound starts off the album along with some melodies being utilized at times and the music starts getting even more heavier after a few seconds as well as adding in deep death metal growls and screams and after awhile clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful and heavy sound to them.
Most of the songs are very long and epic in length and when solos and leads are added into the music they bring in more of a melodic doom metal sound while the rhythms remain in a very heavy and brutal direction and as the album progresses the music starts to get more fast in certain sections of the recording along with some blast beats being utilized at times while the main focus remains on a slow and heavy doom/death metal sound.
Consecration plays a style of doom/death metal that is heavily rooted in the 90's style of the genre and they also bring in a very dark and evil atmosphere to their heavy sound, the production sounds very dark, heavy and powerful while the lyrics cover death, despair, darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion Consecration are a very great sounding mixture of doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In Decayed Embrace" "The Summoning Of Sufferance" and "Thy Requiem Lament". 8 out of 10.