Phantom Winter are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of sludge and doom metal with some elements of hardcore, black and post metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Into Dark Silence" which was released by Golden Antenna Records.
Avant garde sounds start off the album along with some grim whispers a few seconds later before going into a heavier doom metal direction which also captures the heaviness of sludge along with the vocals being mostly high pitched screams which also adds in a touch of black metal.
Clean playing along with some spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the music also mixing in elements of hardcore and post metal, growls can also be heard at times as well as some clean playing also being added into certain sections of the recording and when the music speeds up a small amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard and when guitar leads a r e utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion.
On this recording Phantom Winter remain true to their mixture of sludge and post metal while also expanding on the hardcore, black and post metal elements this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are based upon the writings of Slyvia Path and Mary Shelley.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Phantom Winter and if you are a fan of doom, sludge, post, black metal and hardcore, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ripping Halos From Angels" and "Into Dark Silence". 8 out of 10.