Iapetus are a band from New York that plays a very atmospheric, melodic and progressive form of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "The Long Road Home".
Dark soundscapes along with some atmospheric sounds start off the album and spoken word samples can also b e heard briefly and after the intro heavy riffs and melodic guitar leads are added onto the recording while the acoustic guitars also gives the songs more of a progressive feeling.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and a great amount of melody can be heard in the guitar riffing and when t he music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard along with the faster sections of the songs also using a decent amount of tremolo picking.
Throughout t he recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when vocals are added onto the recording they are mostly aggressive screams that bring elements of death metal into the songs while clean singing can also be hard at times and as the album progresses a brief use of female vocals can be
Iapetus plays a style of death metal that is very melodic, atmospheric and progressive, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics are a concept album and cover dark themes.
In my opinion Iapetus are a very great sounding atmospheric, melodic and progressive death metal band and if you a re a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Of Hangmen & Vertebrae" "Savior Solitude" "Crown Of Stars" and "The Long Way Home". 8 out of 10.