Ancient Vvisdom are a band from Ohio that plays occult death rock and doom metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Sacrificial" which will be released by Magic Bullet Records.
Soft acoustic guitar playing starts off the album and after a few seconds the music starts going into more of a heavy doom metal direction along with some dark 70's style melodies as well as a small amount of melodic chants and after the intro a neo folk style of sound is brought onto the recording while also keeping around the doom metal sound.
When vocals are added into the music they are in the 70's style of doom metal with the clean singing and they also take the retro doom style and mix in some 90's rock influences to make their music stand out a bit as well as adding in a great amount of 80's style death rock and on the later songs acoustic guitars also make their return in certain sections of the recording.
Throughout the recording you can hear some of the 90's style but done with a darker lyrical content than what was presented in these days as well as being a bit more heavier with the doom metal style and when solos and leads are added into the music they add another melodic dimension to the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Ancient Vvisdom combines many different style taking taking a traditional style of doom metal and mixing it with occult and death rock as well as adding in a touch of 90's rock into their style to create a very heavy, dark and melodic sound sound, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism, and Paganism themes.
In my opinion Ancient Vvisdom are a very great sounding mixture of occult doom metal and death rock and if you are a fan of this musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Chaos Will Reign" "Devil's Work" "I Am Your Sacrifice" and "We Are Damnation". 8/9 out of 10.
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