May 9, 2012

De Profundis - The Emptiness Within

Artwork by Costin Chioreanu

The new album by De Profoundis have just been released on their Bandcamp. The Emptiness Within mixes progressive and death metal with a strong sense of melody, a little like Opeth used to do it. De Profundis sounds more progressive, mainly due to the fretless bass playing from Arran McSporran. Some of the galloping, double bass driven riffs could be coming from the NWOBHM era; if you ignore the extreme blackened vocals and skip the delicate clean interludes. The two guitarists deliver intricate layered playing and beautiful melodic solos. All of this is wrapped in a warm and clear production, that allows you to enjoy every detail.

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