Hadopelagial are a duo form Germany that plays a very dark, aggressive and melodic form of occult black metal and this is a review of their self released 2020 album which was released on Satanath Records.
Dark soundscapes start off the album before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style and a couple of tracks are very long and epic in length.
Clean playing can also be heard in some parts of the recording while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with the music also adding in a decent mixture of both modern and old school influences.
A touch of the Swedish style can also be heard in some parts of the music along with all of the musical instruments on the recording also having a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing can also be heard and the album c loses with an acoustic instrumental. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Luciferian, Occultism, Darkness and Death themes.
In my opinion Hadopelagial are a very great sounding dark and aggressive occult black metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Helios" "The Cosmic Ocean" and "The Return Of The black Death". 8/5 out of 10.