Howls Of Ebb are a band from San Francisco, California that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of experimental, avant garde and death metal with a touch of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Cursus Impasse: The Pendlonic Vows" which was released as a joint effort between Caligari Records, Nuclear War Now!, and I, Voidhanger Records.
A very fast black metal sound starts off the album along with some grim screams and blast beats and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and after awhile distorted yet melodic guitar leads make their presence on the recording and the vocals also use death metal growls.
Whispers can be heard in some parts of the songs and throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music also gets more progressive and experimental as the album progresses and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and later songs also bring in a small amount of clean playing.
Howls Of Ebb creates another recording that is mostly rooted in the progressive side of death metal while also adding in avant garde and experimental elements along with the darkness of black metal to create a very original sounding recording, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover voyeurism, dark void and the beyond.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Howls Of Ebb and if you are looking for something very original, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cabals Of Molder" "Maat Mons Fume" and "The Aprocryphalic Walk". 8 out of 10.