My Silent Wake are a band from the United Kingdom that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording returns back to an atmospheric mixture of goth, doom and death metal and this is a review of their album "There Was Death" which will be released in 2018 by Minotauro Records.
Keyboards and dark yet melodic doom metal riffing starts off the album while clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording along with some goth elements and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length as well as the vocals being mostly death metal growls and screams.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while atmospheric synths can also be heard on some of the tracks along with the riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion.
When the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard and as the album progresses some songs also bring in spoken words and acoustic guitars while clean male and female vocals can also be heard briefly as well as the music mixing a 90's style in with a more modern atmosphere and on the last track ethnic music elements are added onto the recording.
On this recording My Silent Wake moves away from t he experimental style of their last release and return back to a more atmospheric and gothic doom/death metal direction, t he production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover faith, loss of faith, fear and despair themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from My Silent Wake and if you are a fan of goth and atmospheric doom/death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Dying Man's Wish" "Ghosts Of Parlous Life's" and "An End To Suffering". 8 out of 10.