Garth Arum are a band from Spain that plays a symphonic and avant garde mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "The Dawn Of A New Creation" which was released by Satanath Records.
Classical guitars start off the album before going into a heavier modern prog metal direction that also uses clean singing male and female vocals along with a great amount of synths and the music also uses a great amount of folk instruments and after awhile death metal growls start to became a very huge part of the recording.
At times the music can be very avant garde and experimental while there is always a great amount of melody present throughout the recording in both the riffs and solos while some of the vocals also add in black metal screams and spoken word parts and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats are utilized.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and also utilize a great amount of symphonic elements and throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and later songs also introduce acoustic guitars and female vocals onto the recording and the music also brings in elements of electronic music into some parts of the recording.
Garth Arum take doom and death metal and mixes it with atmospheric, progressive and avant music along with a touch of black metal to create a very original sounding recording, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dreams, unreality, universe, return to innocence and apocalypse themes.
In my opinion Garth Arum are a very great sounding progressive, symphonic, and avant garde mixture of doom and death metal along with a touch of black metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Shadows Of The Past" "Labyrinth Of Lies" and "Yearned Freedom". 8 out of 10.