United Kingdom's The King Is Blind have returned with a new recording with continues the death and doom metal mixture if previous releases and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "We Are The Paradise, We Are The Cancer" which will be released on October 13th.
Harsh noise sounds start off the album along with some whispers before going into a heavier direction which also uses a decent amount of dark sounding melodies as well as a small amount of spoken word samples while the vocals bring in aggressive screams along with the faster sections of the songs using blast beats.
Death metal growls are also used quite a bit throughout the recording while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion along with the songs bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Most of the slower sections are very heavily influenced by doom meta while acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly along with a brief use of melodic and spoken vocals and the music is also very heavily rooted in the early 90's and the music also mixes in elements of d beat and thrash and one track also adds in a small amount of keyboards.
On this recording The King Is Blind go into more of a faster old school d beat influenced death metal direction while elements of doom metal are still utilized at times, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark, violent and angry themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The King Is Blind and if you are a fan of d beat, doom and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Patriarch" "Mantra XIII" "As Vermin Swarm" and "The Burden Of Their Scars". 8 out of 10.