The Maledict are a band from Australia that plays a mixture of doom and death metal with some gothic and orchestra elements and this is a review of their self released 2015 album "Dread".
A very atmospheric sound along with some clean playing starts out the album and a few seconds later melodic vocals make their presence known on the recording which also leads up to a heavier musical direction that also introduces death metal growls and screams into the songs and the music also alternated between both the clean and heavy parts.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the solos and leads are very melodic and add more of a post metal feeling to the bands musical style and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when the music speeds up it brings in more of an old school death metal style.
Blast beats can be heard in the faster sections of the songs and as the album progresses the music starts incorporating more atmospheric and symphonic elements and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and some songs also bring back the early 90's gothic/doom metal style and one track also brings in a brief use of spoken word parts.
The Maledict plays a style of doom and death metal that is very heavily rooted in the 90's and also brings back some of the orchestra and goth element s of that era and mixes it in with a more modern style of extreme metal, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion The Maledict are a very great sounding orchestra, goth doom/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fast Unto the End" "A Muse In Requiem" and "Deadened Eyes to the Horizon". 8 out of 10.