My Silent Wake are a band from the United Kingdom that has been featured before in this zine and plays a gothic and atmospheric form of doom/death metal and this is a review of their 2016 compilation album "An Unbroken Threnody" which will be released in February by Stone Groove Records.
Clean playing starts off the compilation along with some tragic sounding keyboards a few seconds later which also leads up to a heavier and melodic musical direction that also introduces death metal growls onto the recording and spoken word parts as well as clean singing can be heard in some parts of the songs.
When melodic singing is utilized it gives the music more of a goth rock atmosphere and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the compilation and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody and some songs also bring in a small amount of acoustic guitars.
As the compilation progresses some tracks also start bringing in a small amount of high pitched screams and there are also a few tracks that are very long and epic in length and one track also brings in a touch of psychedelia and all of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction and there is also a brief use of female vocals and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the compilation also has its progresses moments.
On this compilation My Silent Wake plays a style that is mostly rooted in a gothic style of doom/death metal while the songs do show a great amount of diversity and can also be very progressive at times, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover faith, loss of faith, despair, hope and mythological themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding compilation from My Silent Wake and if you are a fan of goth, doom and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The last man" "Burning" "Tunnels" and "Shadow Of Sorrow". 8 out of 10.