Voice Of The Soul - Into Oblivion
Reviewer: Kassem - 2012-09-04
Highlights: The Light That Never Shone
It’s been a year now, since I find out about this band from a friend of mine. I was really shocked when I first heard their second EP "Eyes of Deceit" it was really solid and great musically. lately I have heard a few metal albums coming from Kuwait with high quality of production such as, Voice of the Soul's "Into Oblivion", "Eyes of Deceit", "Winds of Apprehension" and Benevolent’s "Divided", then I realized that all of these releases had been recorded in Sarj's Studio in Kuwait.
"Into Oblivion" is the band's third EP, it's a good one, Melo-Deathy\Doomy. I will start first with my favorite song, "Pandemonium" which is very catchy, full of Melodic Death tunes\riffs. The most notable thing about this EP is the guitar work, great long solos, kick-ass sounding riffs, instrumentally the EP is just great. About the vocals part, I believe that the deathy growls were boring to my standards, but I did enjoy the blacky parts, or should I say the melo-deathy vocals style? in either ways I think it's better.
I really enjoyed the clean voice in their song "The Light That Never Shone" in their previous EP, so it's a little disappointment that there is no such a thing in this one. Anyway the big surprise in this release was the At The Gates's "Under A Serpent Sun" cover, honestly it's the first "At The Gates" cover I heard from an Arabian band, so that's must be a plus.
In summary, I think "Into Oblivion" is a very decent EP, I loved the mix between Melodic death and Doom, impressive guitars work, even a greater production, it's definitely worth checking out!