Horror movie samples starts off the album before going into a slow and heavy doom metal direction along with some death metal growls and screams and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the band bringing in a great amount of melody into their musical style and a good portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
Spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording and some of the high pitched screams add a black metal feeling some of the tracks as well as adding the influence into the faster sections of their music along with a small amount of blast beats and some of the alter tracks show clean playing and acoustic guitars being added into certain sections of the recording.
On some of the tracks the band brings in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when solos and leads are utilized they bring in even more of a melodic doom/death metal sound to the recording and a good portion of the music sound s like it could off been recorded in the 90's while the black metal influence gives the album more of a modern feeling.
Apostate plays a style of death/doom metal that is very melodic and heavily rooted in the 90's but take it in a heavier direction and also avoids any melodic vocals and keyboards and also brings in a touch of black metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Sorrow, Darkness, and Loneliness.
In my opinion Apostate are a very great sounding melodic death/doom metal band with a blackened edge and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pale Reflection" and "Memory Eclipse". 8 out of 10.