Monday, October 31, 2011

Apostate/Trap In A Sleep/Black Art Records/2010 CD Review

Apostate are a band from Ukraine that plans an epic form of doom/death metal and this is a review of their 2010 album "Trap In A Sleep" which was released by Black Art Records.

Drums range fom slow to midpaced playing with not much in the way of fast drumming or blast beats, while the keyboards have a very dark and tragic sound to them in addition to the last song having a symphonic edge, with a violin being used on a couple of songs, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and very powerful tone to it and it is very easy to hear.

Rhythm guitars range from slow to midpaced doom/death guitar riffs that also take influences from traditional epic doom with some ocassional slow soft playing which is only used breifly, while the lead guitars are very slow sounding doom metal guitar solos that also have influences from classic metal/rock.

Vocals are mostly deep death metal growls with some ocassional clean singing being thrown in at times, while  the lyrics cover sorrow, darkness and loneliness, as for the production it has a very strong powerful and professional sound to it with all of the musical instruments having a good and heavy sound.

In my opinion Apostate are a very good doom/death metal band, and if you are a fan of this style, you should  check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Earth Escape Plan" "Trapped In A Sleep" and "Eternal Return". RECEMMONDED BUY

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