HellLight are a band from Brazil that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of funeral doom/death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "As We Slowly Fade" which was released by Solitude Productions.
Clean playing starts off the album along with some atmospheric sounding synths a few seconds later which also gives the music more of a depressive atmosphere and the also mix in with the heavier sections of the songs at times while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
A great amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing while the slower sections of the songs are very heavily rooted in funeral doom metal along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style as well as some spoken word parts also being used briefly and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Death metal growls can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while clean vocals are also utilized in some parts along with some blast beats also being utilized when the music finally speeds up and the music also mixes in a great amount of 90's era atmospheric doom/death metal influences and operatic female vocals are added onto the closing track briefly.
HellLight creates another recording that remains true to the atmospheric style of funeral doom/death metal from previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover sorrow, loneliness, death and paganism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from HellLight and if you are a fan of atmospheric funeral doom/death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "As We Slowly Fade" "Bridge Between Life And Death" and "Ocean". 8 out of 10.