Relentless are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a mixture of heavy and doom metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Souls Of Charon" which was released by Do Or Die Records.
"Trapped Underground'' begins with some dark and melodic guitar riffs which also utilize some power chords and then the drums start becoming a part of the music and a minute later clean singing vocals start coming into the song and a few minutes later there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads being utilized.
'Better off Dead" begins with some drum beats before the guitar riffs kick in along with some drums and bass guitars which lead up to some vocals and the song goes for a more traditional metal sound along with some elements of doom and a few minutes there are some guitar solos and leads being added into certain sections of the song along with some melodic guitar riffing.
"United by Darkness" begins with some heavy and melodic rock/metal guitar riffs and drums which lead up to some classic metal vocals and then getting a little bit heavier and adding in elements of doom along with some powerful bass guitars and towards the end there is a brie f use of whammy bar guitar solos and leads being utilized briefly before returning to the heavy riffing.
"Final Wishes" begins with some heavy, dark and melodic guitar riffing which leads up to some drums and powerful bass guitars and then the traditional melodic doom metal vocals kick in and the song starts getting a lot heavier sounding and a couple of minute later there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads being utilized and then the song goes back to its more normal pace but the leads do return in certain sections of the song.
"Forever Damned" begins with some heavy, dark and melodic doom metal guitar riffs and drums and a minute later melodic clean singing vocals start coming into the song along with some dark sounding melodies and guitar leads and you can also hear the bass guitars in the background and after awhile the guitar solos start coming in out of the music with this song being very long and epic in length and halfway through the song there are some mid paced sections being added in.
Souls Of Charon": begins with some heavy old school metal guitar and bass riffs along with some drums and melodic guitar leads as well as some melody getting added into the guitar riffing which also leads up to some vocals and guitar solos and leads that come in and out of the song
Song lyrics cover dark themes, while t he production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, old school and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Relentless are a very great sounding hybrid of heavy and doom metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Trapped Underground" and "Forever Damned". RECOMMENDED BUY.
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