Gust In Grief are a solo project from Russia that plays funeral doom/death metal and this is a review of his 2012 album "Spiritual Contradiction" which was released by Satanath Records.
A very dark and militant intro starts off the album along with some epic sounding synths before going into a heavier direction along with some melodic riffs and guitar leads that go into an early 90's atmospheric doom metal direction and when growls are added into the music they bring in elements of death metal.
All of the musical instruments have a powerful sound to them and the synths and clean singing also add a touch of goth to the recording and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when acoustic guitars are utilized they give the music more of a progressive edge and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard and some songs also bring in a few seconds of spoken word parts and whispers.
Gust In Grief plays a musical style that takes a 80's influenced form of atmospheric doom/death metal and mixes it in with the more modern funeral style to create some doom/death metal that really stands out, the production sounds very old school yet powerful at the same time while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Gust In Grief are a very great sounding funeral doom/death metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vital Delusion" and "Frozen". 8 out of 10.