Sorrows Path are a band from Greece that plays a mixture of power and doom metal and this is a review of their 2010 album "The Rough Path Of Nihilism" which was released by Rock It Up Records.
"All Love Is Lost" begins with some acoustic guitars and violins which lead to some melodic clean singing vocals and after awhile the melodic and heavy rhythm and lead guitars along with some drums kick in and take the music into a power/doom metal direction and as the song moves on there is a brief use of aggressive vocals getting mixed in with the melodic singing as well as some whispers and a few seconds later there are some guitar solos and leads being utilized for a short time as well as a variety of many different riffs as well as some orchestra parts and the song closes with some acoustic guitars.
"The Beast (S.P.R)" begins with some classical music style sounds as well as some female vocals before going into heavy and melodic guitar riffing along with some drums and lead guitars which set up the mood for some melodic vocals as well as some keyboards and after awhile there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads and during that time you can actually hear the bass guitars.
"Honestly" begins with lead guitars, bass, keyboards and drums before bringing in some rhythm guitar riffs and vocals which utilize many different melodic keys as well as the guitar leads and solos coming in and out of the song.
"Fetish" begins with some sound effects before drums, guitars and bass come into the song along with a brief lead before the vocals start kicking in and take the music into a heavier direction and bringing in some keyboards as well as guitar leads and solos coming in and out. as well as some spoken word parts and aggressive vocals before going more into a classical direction along with some male and female operatic vocals and then the song goes back to its heavier roots.
"Dirty Game" begins with some screaming samples before going into heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums which lead to the melodic vocals and melodic guitar riffs and as the song moves in it starts adding in orchestra elements and after awhile the vocals get more aggressive in some parts before bringing in some guitar solos and leads and towards the end there is a brief spoken word part.
"MR. Holy" begins with some melodic guitar leads and orchestra which then lead to some vocals, rhythm and bass guitars along with some vocals and as the song moves on it starts combining clean and distorted guitars together briefly before heading off into a more melodic and heavy direction and a few minutes later t here are more guitar leads being utilized as well as the vocals using a variety of many different melodic keys.
"Getting Closer" begins with some drums before going into bass guitars and keyboards which then lead to some melodic guitar riffing before going into a heavy direction which then leads to some vocals and after awhile you can hear some clean guitar being utilized briefly before adding in some guitar solos and leads for a short time before focusing more on the rhythm parts and vocals and closing with acoustic guitars, female spoken words and whispers.
"Queen Of Doom" begins with some acoustic guitars which utilize both finger picking and full chords which then lead to some vocals and after awhile some heavy guitar riffs and drums start kicking in along with some orchestra elements which then lead to some clean guitars and slides before going back to a heavier direction along with a brief use of guitar solos and leads shortly after that.
"Prostitute" begins with some keyboards and vocals before the rhythm guitars, bass and drums start kicking in and a minute later into the song there is a brief use off guitar leads and solos kicking in and out as well as the guitars utilizing some melody in certain parts.
"Hymn Of Differentiation" begins with some acoustic guitars before going into drums, rhythm and leads guitars as well as some powerful bass guitars which lead to some vocals kicking in as well as the leads kicking in and out along with the vocals getting more diverse.
"Empty Eyes And Blackened Hearts" begins with some clean guitar riffs and bass guitars which then go into some solos before going into a heavier direction with some rhythm lead guitars as well as some drums which then lead to some vocals and keyboards and as the song moves on it starts utilizing more guitar leads briefly.
\ "Nihilsm" begins with some keyboards before going into some drums, and melodic guitar riffs along with some background shouts which lead to some melodic leads and bass guitars that set up the mood form some vocals and as the song moves on you can hear some background laughter and guitar leads kicking in and out.
Song lyrics cover darkness, depression and metaphysical themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this album.
In my opinion Sorrows Path are a very great sounding hybrid of power and doom metal and if you are a fan of t his musical genre, you should check out t his band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "All Love Is Lost" "Dirty Game" "Queen Of Doom" and "Nihilism". RECOMMENDED BUY.