North Of South are a band from Spain that plays a very progressive, melodic and experimental mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "New Latitudes" which will be released on September 28th by Rockshots Records.
Pop music style pianos start off the album before going into more of a fast and heavy musical direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats along riffs also utilizing a great amount of melody as well as the vocals bringing in a great mixture of clean singing and death metal growls.
Elements of progressive rock can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some Spanish style guitars also being added into some parts of the music as well as the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while whispers are also utilized at times along with some songs bringing in elements of piano rock and jazz as well as the slower sections of the tracks adding in influences of doom metal and as the album progresses an instrumental is added onto the recording and one track also adds in spoken word parts.
North Of South plays a musical style that takes progressive, piano rock, Latin Music, jazz, melodic death and doom metal and mixes them together to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are based upon the literary, philosophic, existentialist essence and the writings of William Shakespeare, Orson Scott Card and Jorge Luis Borges.
In my opinion North Of South are a very great sounding mixture of progressive, piano rock, Latin Music, jazz, melodic death and doom metal and if you are looking for something very original, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Human Equation" "Before We Die" "Time Will Tell" and "Montreux". 8 out of 10.