Plateau Sigma are a band from Italy that plays an atmospheric form of funeral doom/death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "The True Shape Of Eskatos" which was released by Beyond Productions.
A very dark, clean and atmospheric sound starts off the album and a few seconds later the music starts going into more of a heavier doom metal direction while also keeping the atmospheric elements and after awhile spoken word parts are added into certain sections of the recording and on the second track death metal growls are added into the music and they are a huge part of the songs and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them
At times melody can be heard in certain sections of the songs along with a small amount of melodic guitar leads and at times clean singing can be heard in some parts of the tracks along with some of the songs being very long and epic in length and as the album progresses the vocals also mix in some high pitched screams in with thee growls.
The clean parts that where presented on the intro also make a return at times and it also gives the music more of a progressive feeling along with a few seconds of female vocals on one of the track while some of the later songs also bring in a small amount of saxophones and flutes which also add more diversity to the album and some of the tracks also bring in small amounts of acoustic guitars.
Plateau Sigma creates a style of funeral doom/death metal that is very heavy, melodic, atmospheric and progressive all at the same time and it also adds new elements to this genre, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover Death, Rituals, Ancient Mythology, Religion, Nostalgia, Love, Esotericism and Science.
In my opinion Plateau Sigma are a very great sounding atmospheric and progressive funeral doom/death metal band an d if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Stalingrad" "The River 1917" and "Amber Eyes". 8 out of 10.