Automb are a band from Pennsylvania that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very atmospheric and melodic mixture of occult black and death metal and this is a review of his 2020 album "Chaosophy" which will be released on March 27th by Witching Hour Productions.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the album along with some synths, rain and thunder sounds before going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats while the vocals are mostly done in a blackened death metal growling style.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the songs more of a raw black metal feeling along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style, Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the music also having its atmospheric moments, keyboards can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and the music also adds in a great amount of 90's influences but also keeps it modern at the same time. .
On this recording Automb focuses more on a death metal style while keeping some of the melodic and atmospheric side of black metal from their previous release. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Paganism, Witchcraft and Esoteric Knowledge themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Automb and if you are a fan of atmospheric and melodic occult black and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Transmigration Omega" "Serpent Of the Night" and "Ragnarok". 8 out of 10.