My Silent Wake are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of gothic, doom and death metal and this is a review of t heir 2015 album "Damnatio Memoriae" which was released by House Of Ashes.
A very dark and distorted sound starts out the album before going into a more dark, melodic and heavy doom metal direction as well as introducing growls and screams onto the recording and the songs also mix both the heavy and atmospheric parts together and when solos and leads are utilized they are in a very melodic musical direction.
You can hear a decent amount melody in the guitar riffing at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and some of the riffs sound very modern progressive and there are also a few tracks that are very long and epic in length which also introduces clean singing onto the recording that also add goth elements onto the recording along with a small amount of painful sounding spoken word parts and some songs also bring in a brief use of clean playing and the whole album also sticks to a very slow musical direction from beginning to ending of the recording.
My Silent Wake plays a musical style that has its roots in the gothic doom/ death sound of the early 90's U.K bands but expands on that style by being more guitar based and also adding in more modern elements to create their own sound, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover faith, loss of faith, despair and hope.
In my opinion My Silent Wake are a very great sounding mixture of gothic, doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Highwire" "Black Oil" and "Chaos Enfolds Me". 8 out of 10.