This is another review of a recording from Velvet Robe which continues their drone, occult, and funeral doom metal hybrid with the album being called "The Celestial Intelligencer" and released by Versinia Pestis in the year of 2012.
Drums are all slow playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording, while the organs, ukelin and ambience bring a very dark ambient and drone sound to the recording, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars are all slow riffs that combine drone and funeral doom metal together to create a sound of their own along with a great amount of heavy distortion and some dark sounding melodies being thrown into t he riffing and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals range from deep demonic growls, high pitched screams which have a black metal feeling to them and some 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 with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Velvet Robe and if you are a fan of drone and funeral doom metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sword, Candle, Bell" "The Final Curse Upon The Land" and "The Old Customs Remain And The Ancient Gods Live On". RECOMMENDED BUY.