OXiST are a band from Finland that plays a very dark form of doom/death metal with some black metal elements and this is a review of their 2015 album "One Eon" which was released by Death Shrine Offerings.
A very dark, haunting and melodic sound starts off the album along wit h more heaviness and doom metal elements a few seconds later and when vocals are added into the music they are grim screams that also gives the music more of a black metal feeling and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
The Solos and leads the band uses gives the album more of a dark, melodic, melancholic and depressive feeling and the deeper vocals have more of a darkened death metal feeling to them and one some of the tracks clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses some of the tracks also bring in a small amount of clean singing and all of the songs stick to either a slow, heavy and dark musical direction with no fast or mid paced parts ever utilized.
OXiST plays a style of doom/death metal that is very dark and also adds a touch of black metal in the vocals, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover Death, Sorrow and Nihilism themes.
In my opinion OXiST are a very great sounding dark doom/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Enshrine" and "No Life To Bother". 8 out of 10.