Gift Of Blindness are a 1 man band from the United Kingdom that has been featured before in this zine and plays post doom metal with elements of shoegaze and this is a review of his self titled album which will be released in April by Blindsight Records.
A very dark and melodic sound starts off the album along with some ambient style synths and clean singing vocals a few seconds later which also throw in aggressive yells at times and the riffs bring in a sound that mixes drone and doom metal together along with some reverb noises being used at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
A good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the songs also bring in a great mixture of both clean and heavy parts and the synths also bring in a very atmospheric and experimental sound at times along with a great amount of shoegaze and post rock elements and as the album progresses the vocals start adding more aggression into certain sections of the recording and all of the tracks stick to a slow musical direction while the solos and leads when t hey are utilized add more melody onto the recording and the last track is all instrumental.
Gift Of Blindness creates an album that mixes the heaviness of doom metal with the melody of post rock and the synths of shoegaze to create some original sounding music, the production sound s very professional while the lyrics cover existential themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording form Gift Of Blindness and if you are a fan of post doom metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Automation" "Dynamitard" "Floating Time" and "Wunderkund". 8 out of 10.
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