On Thorns I Lay are a band from Greece that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording returns back to an atmospheric doom/death metal direction and this is a review of their 2018 album "Aegeon Sorrow" which will be released in March by Alone Records.
Spoken word parts and guitar amp sounds start off the album before going into more of a heavier and melodic direction which also introduces death metal growls onto the recording along with the slower riffing being very heavily rooted in doom metal while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion.
When keyboards are utilized they give the music more of an atmospheric feeling while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion along with some of the tracks being very long and epic in length and some songs also bring in a small amount of stringed instruments and acoustic guitar guitars, as the album progresses spoken word parts also return briefly and a couple of tracks also brings in a small amount of whispers and clean vocals and all of the songs stick to a slow direction.
On this recording On Thorns i Lay return to the atmospheric style of doom/death metal from their earlier releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover sorrow, pain, feelings and human emotion themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from On Thorns I Lay and if you are a fan of atmospheric doom/death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Aegeon Sorrow" "In Emerald Eyes" and "The Final Truth". 8 out of 10.