Ancient Vvisdom are a band from Cleveland, Ohio that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of occult death rock and doom metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "33" which will be released in October by Magic Bullet Records.
Tragic sounding keyboards start off the album before adding in acoustic guitars which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the songs at times while the vocals are done in a melodic fashion and the music also incorporates elements of 70's occult rock and 80's death rock but remaining very modern.
A great amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing while the riffing also mixes in the heaviness of 70;s era doom metal and the solos and leads also gives the songs more of a retro vibe along with whispers also being utilized at times and there is also a brief use of grim screams that add in a touch of black metal, a couple of the tracks are instrumentals and all of the songs stick to a very slow musical direction.
On this recording Ancient Vvisdom remains true to their mixture of occult, death rock and doom metal mixture of previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Luciferian, Left Hand Path and Occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ancient Vvisdom and if you are a fan of occult rock and doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In The Name Of Satan" "The Infernal One" and "The Great Beast". 8 out of 10.
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