Once Was Never are a band from Slovenia that plays deathcore and this is a review of their self released 2015 ep "Lighthouse In The Abyss".
A very dark horror movie style intro starts off the ep along with some atmospheric sounds and after the intro death metal growls are adde d into the music and they take the music into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction along with some high pitched screams and elements of metalcore.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and there is also a great amount of breakdowns present throughout the recording and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are very technical and melodic sounding and there is also a brief use of clean singing, back up shouts, spoken word parts and whispers.
Once Was Never plays a musical style that takes deathcore, death metal and metalcore and mixes them together to create a very heavy sounding recording, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark and angry themes.
In my opinion Once Was Never are a very great sounding deathcore band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Maximus Paradise" and "Deluded Values". 8 out of 10.