This is another review of a recording from Velvet Robe which continue their drone, occult and funeral doom metal hybrid with the 7 inch being called "Bartzabel's Fire" which was released by Versina Pestis in the year of 2012.
Drums are all slow playing with no fast playing or blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording, as for the synths which are only used briefly they bring a very dark and occult sound to the recording.
Rhythm guitars are all slow riffs that combine drone and funeral doom metal together to create a sound of their own with a great amount of heavy distortion being thrown into the riffing and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals range from deep demonic growls, high pitched black metal screams and spoken word samples, while the lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound to it while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Velvet Robe and if you are a fan of drone and funeral doom metal, you should check out this 7 inch. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Bartzabel's Fire". RECOMMENDED BUY.