Caelestia are a band from Greece that has been featured before in this zine and plays a symphonic mixture of goth and melodic death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Thantopsis" which will be released on December 8th as a joint effort between EMP Label Group and SPV.
A very symphonic sounding intro starts off the album and they also give the symphonic and heavy parts together quite a bit throughout the recording while the female vocals gives the songs more of an operatic and goth feeling along with the faster sections of the songs bringing in a great amount of blast beats.
Death metal growls are also used quite a bit throughout the recording while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody as well as some high pitched screams also being utilized at times and clean male vocals can also be heard briefly.
When guitar solos and leads are brought into the music they are done in a very melodic fashion while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along some of the tracks are very long and epic in length as well as a brief use of spoken word parts and doom metal influences can also be heard in the slower riffing and a later track also introduces acoustic guitars onto the recording.
Caelestia creates another recording that remains true to t he symphonic mixture of goth and melodic death metal from previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Caelestia and if you are a fan of symphonic, goth and melodic death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Thanatopsis" "Devil's Game" "Travel To Eternity" and "Lament Of The Sea". 8 out of 10.