Self-hatred are a band from the Chezch Republic that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays a very atmospheric form of funeral doom/death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Hlubiny" which was released by Solitude Productions.
A very dark soundscape starts off the album along with some acoustic guitars a few seconds later while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style as well as the vocals being mostly deep death metal growls and the slower sections of the songs are heavily rooted in funeral doom metal.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while black metal screams are also utilized at times along with a brief use of whispers along with some of the tracks being very long and epic in length and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody.
Synths are also mixed into the heavier sections of the music at times while a couple of tracks also introduces stringed instruments and clean guitars into the music and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can also be heard and when the music finally speeds up blast beats and tremolo picking are added onto the recording and the album closes with an instrumental.
Self-Hatred creates another recording that remains true to the atmospheric style of funeral doom/death metal of their previous release while also keeping the black metal elements the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in their native tongue and cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Self-Hatred and if you are a fan of atmospheric funeral doom/death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Odraz" "Vzplanuti" and "Epitaf". 8 out of 10.