Horizon On The Mute are a band from Finland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of drone and doom metal with some elements of industrial, noise and death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Chiliad Rite" which will be released on January 31st by Anesthetize Productions.
Atmospheric sounding drones start off the album along with a great amount of synths and they also mix in with the heavier side of the music while the riffs are very heavily rooted in doom metal along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic fashion as well as the vocals being mostly death metal growls.
All of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the music also gets very atmospheric at times and when the vocals get more grim you can also hear a touch of black metal along with some clean playing also being added into certain sections of the recording as well as a small amount of spoken word parts.
At times the music gets very dark and melodic while some of the tracks also show the music bring in more of an experimental and avant garde style along with some elements of noise and industrial and all of the tracks stick to a very slow musical direction but sounding different with every track.
On this recording Horizon Of The Mute keep the heaviness of doom and death metal while also expanding on the drone and experimental elements, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Eastern Roman Empire and exploring the unknown themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Horizon On The Mute and if you are a fan of experimental, drone, doom and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Reformation" and "Ars Magna". 8 out of 10.