Beneath the Storm are a solo project from Slovenia that has been featured before in this zine and plays a down tempo mixture of funeral doom metal, drone and sludge and this is a review of his 2015 album "Devil's Village" which was released by Argonauta Records.
Ambient style synths start off the album along with some spoken word samples that are also a huge part of the recording which leads up to a heavier musical direction that also sees the music mixing funeral doom and sludge together along with some deep death metal growls as well as a small amount of high pitched screams that also gives the music a touch of black metal.
A good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and some of the riffs also bring in a small amount of melody and as the album progresses drones can be heard in certain sections of the music and they also give the music more of a ritualistic and occult atmosphere and all of the songs stick to a very slow yet heavy and dark musical direction from beginning to ending of the recording and after awhile synths also make their return at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Beneath The Storm creates another album that takes funeral doom and mixes it in with the slowest, darkest and heaviest style of sludge and also mixing in drones and horror movie samples to create a very dark and occult sounding recording, the production sound s very dark yet heavy at the same time while the lyrics are a concept album based on the cult classic movie "City Of The Dead".
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Beneath the Storm, and if you are a fan of funeral doom metal. sludge and drone, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Witches Sabbath" "Starting The Ritual" and "Moonlight Through the trees". 8 out of 10.