Eye Of Solitude are a band from England that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style I would as being atmospheric funeral doom/death metal with elements of black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Canto III" which was released by Kaotoxin Records.
"Act I: Between Two Worlds (Occularis Infernum)" begins with some atmospheric dark ambient synths which also utilize a variety of many different keys and after awhile some classical guitars are added into the song and after awhile heavy doom metal guitar riffs, dark sounding melodies and deep death metal growls start coming into the song and a few seconds later the heaviness calms down and spoken word parts are added in before going into more black/death metal style growls and melodic Gregorian chants and then the music gets heavy again along with some high pitched black metal screams and then getting a little bit more fast along with some growls and blast beats for a couple of minutes before returning to a more slow funeral doom direction but the fast parts do return in certain sections of the song and towards the end the music goes back to the soft and atmospheric direction that was presented in the beginning of the song.
"Act II: Where The Descent Began" begins with heavy guitar riffs, drums and deep growls along with an atmospheric background and after a couple of minutes the heaviness clams down and synths along with some melodic clean singing vocals are added into the song and a few seconds later you can hear some violins coming into the song and a few minutes later the music gets heavy again along with some black metal screams and then the music gets fast along with some brutal sounding blast beats for a few seconds before returning to the slow doom metal parts and bringing back the growls.
"Act III: He Who Willingly Suffers" begins with some soft synth playing and a couple of minute later heavy guitar riffs and drums start making their way into the song along with some deep death metal growls and you can hear some melodic guitar leads in the background at times and a couple of minutes later t he music gets soft again along with some spoken word parts and halfway through the song the music starts getting heavier again along with the vocals combining black and death metal together which also leads up to a brief use of guitar solos.
"Act IV: The Pathway Had Been Lost" begins with drum beats and heavy and melodic sounding guitar riffs and a few seconds later deep death metal growls start coming into the song and you can also some atmospheric elements in the background and after awhile the music goes into a more soft and ambient direction along with some synths and a few seconds later melodic vocals are added into the song before getting heavy again and adding in some black metal screams and guitar solos and after awhile the deep growls start coming back into the song.
"Act V: I Sat In Silence" begins with heavy guitar riffs which utilize some dark sounding melodies along with some drums which lead up to some deep growls along with some atmospheric synths in the background and a couple of minutes alter the heaviness calms down a bit and acoustic guitars start coming into the song for a few seconds before the music starts getting heavy again while also making returns to the softer parts at times as well as turning up the volumes on the bass guitars and a few seconds later clean singing vocals start coming into the song for a brief while before getting heavy again and adding in some guitar solos and leads which in returns leads up to some black metal screams and towards the end the music goes into a softer direction.
"Act VI: In The Desert Vast" begins with some sound effects before the heavy guitar riffs and drums kick in along with some deep growls and atmospheric sounding synths and after awhile black metal screams start combining with the deep death metal growls and you can also hear the bass guitars in the background and as the song moves on it starts going into a softer direction for awhile with the synths taking control along with some nature sounds for awhile before return to a more heavier and atmospheric sound but also making returns to the softer sections at times.
Song lyrics are a concept album bast on Dante's Inferno, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and professional sound with the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Eye Of Solitude and if you are a fan of atmospheric funeral doom/death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Act I: Between Two Worlds (Occularis Infernum)" and "Act V: I Sat In Silence". RECOMMENDED BUY.