Enoch are a band from Italy that plays funeral doom metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Sumerian Chants" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath Records and Niberu Records.
A very dark and atmospheric sound starts off the album along with some ritualistic beats and melodic chants as well as some spoken word samples and after the intro the music goes into a very heavy doom metal direction along with some synths and grim screams that add an influence of black metal onto the recording.
Death metal growls can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while the riffs also bring in morbid sounding melodies at times and violins can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and some songs also bring in a small amount of spoken word parts while a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's and all of the songs stick to a very slow musical direction while one song speeds up briefly
Enoch plays a style of funeral doom metal that also mixes in some 90's doom/death metal elements which also makes the songs stand out a bit more, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Sumerian and Enochian themes.
In my opinion Enoch are a very great sounding funeral doom metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Black Night Over Unfigured Distances" "The Sleepless King, A Curse On Uruk" and "Pazuzu (Son Of King Of The Evil Spirits)". 8 out of 10.