Cranial Void are a band from Slovakia that plays a very heavy mixture of melodic death metal of deathcore and this is a review of their self released 2013 ep "Existence".
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the synths which are only used briefly bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the recording, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine melodic death metal with deathcore together to create a sound of their own as well as a brief use of clean playing, while the lead guitars are very melodic and technical sounding death metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars which are only used briefly they use finger picking and full chords to enhance the dark atmosphere of the recording.
Vocals range from deep death metal growls to high pitched screams, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording.
In my opinion Cranial Void are a very great sounding hybrid of melodic death metal and deathcore and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sinister Legacy" and "Ceased Existence". RECOMMENDED BUY.