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 are 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 be 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 that 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.