Charm Designer are a band from Columbia that plays gothic/doom metal and this is a review of their album "Everlasting" which will be released in 2016 by Inverse Records.
A very dark and epic sound starts off the album along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to t hem and when keyboards are added into the music they bring in the atmosphere of a horror move soundtrack and also bring in a heavy dose of goth to the bands musical style.
You can hear a great amount of melody in the guitar riffing while the vocals use a great mixture of both death metal growls and clean singing and when acoustic guitars are utilized they give the music more of a progressive feeling and you can also hear a lot of elements of doom metal in the slow guitar riffs.
When solos and leads are utilized they are very dark and melodic and some of the tracks are long and epic in length and as the album progresses female vocals are brought onto a couple of the tracks while some songs also bring in a small amount of spoken word parts and the whole album also sticks to either a slow or mid paced musical direction throughout the recording and they also close the album with a cover of Depeche Mode's "Moment Of Truth".
Charm Designer plays a musical style that mixes goth and doom metal together with the heaviness of death metal to create a style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Charm Designer are a very great sounding mixture of goth, doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Everlasting" "Disruption" "Endowar" and "Policy Of Truth". 8 out of 10.