Review – Dark Phoenix Rising

Source: Doomed to Darkness Zine

Sweden’s Heavydeath have returned with a new recording that continues the mixture of doom and death metal of previous releases and this is a review of their 2015 album “Phoenix Rising” which was released by Caligari Records.

A very distorted yet heavy bass guitar sound starts off the album along with some drum beats which also leads up to more of a doom metal direction which also uses a decent amount of melodies and when vocals are utilized they are in more of a death metal growling direction and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.

Solos and leads are very dark and melodic and there are also clean singing vocals can be heard at times and the whole album also remains true to a very slow, dark and heavy doom metal direction and there are no soft or clean parts present on the recording and a lot of the music has an early 90’s doom/death metal feeling at times.

In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Heavydeath and if you are a fan of doom/death metal, you should check out this cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE “Bow Down” and “Dark Phoenix Rising”. 8 out of 10.