Sea of Despair are a band from Russia that plays a mixture of goth, doom and death metal and this is a review of their 209 album "The Sea of Despair" which was re-issued in 2014 by Wolfshade Records.
Rain and thunder sounds along with tragic sounding keyboards start off the album while spoken word parts and melodic guitar leads are added onto the recording a few seconds later which also leads up to a heavier musical direction where you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Violins can be heard in some parts of the songs and the music also mixes in a lot of early 90's atmospheric doom/death metal elements while the female vocals gives the songs more of a goth metal feeling while growls are also used quite a bit throughout the recording and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and some songs also bring in a small amount of clean playing and all of the tracks stick to a very slow musical direction.
Sea of Despair plays a style of goth doom/death metal to goes back to the early 90's style of the genre, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Russian and cover nature, darkness, sorrow, and evil themes.
In my opinion Sea of Despair 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 "Tears Of Rain" "Twilight Winter" and "The Waves Of Despair". 8 out of 10.