France's Abysmal Growls Of Despair have returned with a new album continuing his mixture of funeral doom metal and drone and this is a review of his 2015 album "Between My Dead" which will was released as a joint effort between Satanath Records, More Hate Productions and Black Plague Records.
A very dark and atmospheric ambient drone sound starts off the album along with reverb noises and synths and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and after the intro a very heavy bass guitar kicks in and also takes the funeral doom metal direction and also adds in death metal growls.
At times the music brings in elements of 90's doom/death metal sound and the songs continue the tradition of previous recordings where the bass guitar is the lead instrument while lead guitars can also be heard briefly and clean playing and sound effects are brought in briefly and on the last track brings in a few seconds of violins and the whole album sticks to a very slow musical direction.
Abysmal Growls Of Despair creates another album that remains true to funeral doom while also adding in a touch of drone and ambient to create a very dark and heavy recording, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover misanthropic, depression and despair themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding from Abysmal Growls Of Despair and if you are a funeral doom metal and drone, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The End Of Previous Life" and "Wake Up". 8 out of 10.