Label: Self Released/ Def2Music Records
Ok I am bit late with this one. I apologize to Dead Soul Communion for this review taking as long as it had but…well….here is the review now!
It is a bit rare to hear a band that mixes doom elements, some modern, albeit minor elements of modern emo bands and also have a very nice clean production. Rarer still is for such a mixture to all actually come together in a nice accessible package. However after listening to Dead Soul Communion’s ‘MXVII’ the band really has put together a nice musical offering that should engage and purist metal head while also maybe bringing in a more ‘modern’ audience. The best I can describe the band is that they have traditional doom elements, perhaps like my co=worker thought Paradise Lost and some goth sounds like The 69 Eyes.
The band hosts ex members from several other bands such as 13 Candles, Pain Control, Organ Grinder and several others. To be honest, I have no idea about those other bands or what they sound like. But if those bands are similar to Dead Soul Communion they might be something worth checking out as I feel Dead Soul Communion really put out a really solid album that is real joy to listen to.
Another thing I have to really give credit to the band on is that for an independent band their production on this album is really something to be envied. I have heard more professional acts have shittier sound. So my hats off to the producer and band.
If you have a chance to listen to ‘MMXVII’ or check out Dead Soul Communion live I really think you need to jump on that boat and give these guys a chance. Great stuff to be heard here.