Meadow's End are a band from Sweden that plays a very melodic and symphonic form of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "The Sufferwell".
Keyboards start off the album adding in a symphonic feeling along with some female vocals which leads to a more heavy and melodic death metal direction and the band also bring s in growls and a great amount of blast beats and the band has a huge 90's metal feeling in their musical sound and the guitar solos and leads utilize a great amount of melody in their attack.
While the album has a lot of symphonic elements the music sticks to mostly a heavier direction and never has an happy sounding melodies that the mixture of the 2 genres usually utilize and a good amount of high pitched screams are also utilized through a great amount of the tracks as well as some of the slow heavy sections bringing in a more modern metal feeling.
As the album progresses a brief use of psychedelic keyboard sounds are added onto one of the tracks along with some acoustic guitars being used on a later tune while the main focus is still on symphonic death metal and the female vocals also get more time focused on them in one of the songs and the last track also bring s in clean singing male vocals.
Meadow's End creates a symphonic form of death metal that is very dark and heavy sounding while also having a decent amount of depressive sounding melodies in their musical sound, the production is very professional, sounding fro being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark, metaphysical and fantasy themes.
In my opinion Meadow's End are a very great sounding melodic, symphonic death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Kings Of Greed" "Devilspeed Loathekill" "This Coming Nightfall" and "Insurrection". 8 out of 10.