Countless Skies are a band from the united Kingdom that has been featured before in this zine and plays a melodic form of death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "New Dawn" which will be released in June by Kolony Records.
Tragic sounding keyboards start off the album and after a few seconds the music starts going into a heavier direction while also introducing melodic guitar leads onto t he recording while also mixing in symphonic elements at times and there are also a great amount of modern metal influences present throughout the recording.
When vocals are added onto t he recording they use a great mixture of both screams and growls while the riffs use a great amount of melody and some songs also bring in a great amount of prog metal elements and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there is also a brief use of acoustic guitars, whispers and clean singing vocals on a few tracks and there are also a couple of songs that are very long and epic in length.
Countless Skies creates another recording that remains true to the melodic death metal style of their previous ep while also demonstrating a great amount of progress as musicians, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Countless Skies and if you are a fan of melodic death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Heroes" "Daybreak" and "Return". 8 out of 10.