Sweden's Ashcloud have returned with a new recording that continues the old school death metal and crust mixture of previous releases and this is a review of their 2017 album "Kingdom Of The Damned" which was released by Xtreem Music.
A very heavy and melodic sound starts off the album along with some death metal growls a few seconds later while the music also incorporates a lot of crust and d beat elements while the faster sections of the tracks also bring in a decent amount of blast beats and spoken word parts are also used briefly.
There is also a brief use of spoken word parts while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion along with the music also being very heavily rooted in the 90's and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and high pitched screams are also used at times.
Ashcloud creates another recording that remains true to the crust influenced style of old school death metal from previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover post apocalyptic, horror, death and darkness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ashcloud and if you are a fan of crust and old school death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Among The Grotesque" "The Serpent King" "The Seven Trumpets Of Hell" and "Megiddo". 8 out of 10.