The Slow Death are a band from Australia that plays a mixture of funeral doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Ark" which will be released in March by Chaos Records.
A very dark, melodic and depressive funeral doom metal sound starts off the album which also introduces solos and leads to the recording which also incorporate a great amount of melody and after awhile clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and when vocals are added into the music they are operatic female vocals.
Synths at times give the music a progressive rock feeling and the music also brings in a great amount of deep death metal growls along with a small amount of black metal screams while clean singing is still a very huge part of the recording and one of the tracks also brings in a brief use of war samples and at times there are also some male clean singing vocals being utilized.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and some of the later tracks also bring in a small amount of acoustic guitars which adds more of a progressive feeling to the bands musical style and they also bring in a brief ambient instrumental before returning back to a heavier direction on the remaining tracks.
The Slow Death plays a style of funeral doom that is very dark, melodic, melancholic yet very heavy sounding and also mixes in a great amount of death metal influences and a touch of black metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, disease, suffering and agony themes.
In my opinion The Slow Death are a very great sounding funeral doom/death metal band and if you are a fan of this genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Chosen Ones" and "Adrift". 8 out of 10.