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[ALBUM REVIEW] In My Embrace: Black Waters Deep

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Sweden seem to produce endless slabs of metal and when it comes to mixing up genres In my Embrace do it well. The coming storm is a subtle intro with ringing guitars that lead to opening track, which is also the title track, Black Waters Deep. Lead vocalist Kenneth Larsson gives a bellow growl that would please fans of black and death metal, two genres the band blends in well mixing in just enough melody with the stellar guitar technique used by Bosse Öhman. Session drummer Tommy Holmer thrashes out on next track Into Oblivion – Dead To Dust Descend, Pt. 2, which is a follow-up to the Dead to Dust Descend EP (2014). From thrashing out and blast beats next song Of Ache And Sorrow changes the pace with the slow burner grooving out to the deafening riffs on display.The guitar solo on this track is also a treat as it leads way for more demonic growls from Larsson.

Epic tunes like The Road of Hanging On and Voyage of Thoughts are also standouts. Finishing off how we started with the sound of falling rain this time to subtle acoustic guitar rather than the ringing guitars that first took us upon the wings of Satan. The album was mixed and mastered by Jonas Lindström (Ereb Altor, ex-Isole) at Studio Apocalypse and the band get an incredible sound. Melancholic, dark and melodic yet charging and appealing to modern black/death metal fans alike. Check out In My Embrace as you will not be disappointed.

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