Doomed are a 1 man band from Germany that plays a mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of his 2014 album "Our Ruin Silhouettes" which was released by Solitude Productions.
Dark avant garde sounds and melodic chanting start off the album along with some reverb and a few seconds later the music goes for a more heavy and atmospheric doom metal sound along with some deep death metal growls and powerful sounding bass guitars and after awhile melodic guitar solos and leads become a part of the music.
All of the songs are long and epic tracks and you can also hear some high pitched screams in certain sections of the recording and the melodic chanting of the beginning track makes its return in certain sections of the recording and after awhile the music starts utilizing clean parts mixed with the more heavier ones and the bring in ambient feeling to the music and there are also some guitar riffs that have a small amount of prog traces in them.
On the 4th track the music starts to speed up a bit and you can hear a great amount of old school death metal elements being mixed in the music along with some semi blast beats before returning back to a slow doom metal sound that also use s keyboards and a more atmospheric background and one of the later tracks uses a small amount of spoken word parts and except for maybe one track the music for the most part sticks to a very slow doom/death metal direction while there are also soft parts being utilized on the last song.
Doomed creates a very interesting style of doom/death metal taking this musical genre and building upon its foundations to, create on of the most original and probably one of the best albums this genre had had in awhile, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressing themes.
In my opinion Doomed are a very great sounding melodic, atmospheric doom/death metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In My Own Abyss" "My Hand In Yours" and "What Remains". 8/5 out of 10.