Rapheumets Well from Hickory, North Carolina knows how to work in symphonic metal, black metal, and technical death metal unlike any other band. On May 26th of this year, the band released their third full length titled Enders Door. This album features some of the most haunting and epic tracks that will haunt your mind in a long time. With otherworldly female vocals and growls and gutturals from beyond the grave, this album is unlike any other.
Tracks like Distress from the Aberrant Planet and The Autogenous Extinction are some of the most sporadic but technical tracks you’ll ever hear. Each track is differently intricate including the synths, the technical and chaotic guitars and thunderous drum work. There are definitely moments of beauty and moments of heaviness and chaos that stand out but set to all the right moments. There are no moments where the songs end up droning on and on or just purely being another boring death metal album. This release has a bit of everything but truly stands out on the fence of symphonic death and symphonic black metal. Doesn’t matter what this is labeled as, only matters that this album is beautifully written and composed.
If you are a fan of beautifully composed synths, epic and technical guitars and ungodly drum work, then this album is for you. It dips into so many areas like technical death, melodic death, symphonic black and just pure metal music that fits all the right categories to make you bang your head! Definitely for fans of Septic Flesh, Fleshgod Apocalypse and anything death and black metal!
Overall Score: 8.5/10
Review by Neil Andersen