D.A.M ate a band from Brazil that has been featured before in this zine which also plays a very melodic and symphonic form of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "The Awakening".
A very symphonic, epic and classical influenced musical sound starts off the album and after a minute and a half heavy guitar riffs and solos are added into the music along with some blast beats and they also become a very huge part of the recording along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
When vocals are added into t he music they are a mixture of clean singing and high pitched screams that also add a touch of black metal into the bands musical style and the songs all utilize a great amount of melody and mix the symphonic and heavy parts together while also mixing in elements of a more modern yet heavy prog metal sound.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some riffs that also bring in a touch of power, thrash and speed metal while some of the synths also bring in a progressive rock feeling at times and you can also hear a great amount of Finnish and Swedish melodic death metal influences throughout the recording and one of the tracks also brings in a brief use of spoken word parts and whispers on a later track along with the faster sections bringing in brutal sound at times.
D.A.M creates another melodic death metal album that is also very symphonic sounding and also mixes in a great amount of traditional and prog metal elements to create a very original sounding recording, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism and the Dark Side Of The Mind.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from D.A.M and if you are a fan of melodic and symphonic death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Great Work" "The Breaking Point" "Nightmare" and "Thelema". 8 out of 10.