Self-Hatred are a band from the Czech Republic that plays a very atmospheric form of doom/death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Theia" which was released by Solitude Productions.
A very dark yet melodic doom metal sound starts off the album along with some death metal growls a few seconds later and black metal screams can also be heard at times and the solos and leads also use a great amount of depressive and melancholic melodies and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts.
When tremolo picking is utilized it adds even more of a black metal touch to the bands musical style and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard and there is also a brief keyboard instrumental before returning back to a heavier direction and later tracks also bring in more elements of funeral doom.
Some of the tracks a re very long and epic in length along with some songs using a small amount of melodic chanting and when they mix keyboards in with the heavier parts it gives the music a more dark and atmospheric sound and female vocals can also b e heard at times and as the album progresses clean guitars can be heard in certain sections of the recording..
Self-Hatred plays a style of funeral doom metal t hat is very heavy, melodic and atmospheric while also mixing in a touch of black metal at times, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Self-Hatred are a very great sounding atmospheric funeral doom/death metal b and and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out t his alum. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Guilt" "Attraction" and "memories". 8 out of 10.