Purtenance are a band from Finland that plays an old school mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2017 ep "Paradox Of Existence" which was released by Xtreem Music.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the ep along with some deep yet guttural death metal growls a few seconds later while the music style has its origins in the early 90's along with the solos and leads remaining true to an old school style and elements of doom metal can be heard in the slower riffing.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the riffing also brings in a great amount of dark sounding melodies and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the music sticks to a very dark and heavy sound.
Purtenance plays a style of doom/death metal that is played by veterans instead of being a part of the old school revival and also keeping the sound that was established more than 20 years ago, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover hatred, suffering and emotions themes.
In my opinion Purtenance are a very great sounding mixture of death and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In The End Only Death Will Remain" and "Paradox Of Existence". 8 out of 10.