Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 18, 2018 Under: English
From: Occult Black Metal Zine
Published: November 12, 2018
Omgeving are a solo project from the Netherlands that plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2018 album "Wijde Wijdte" which will be released in December by Hypnotic Dirge Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with some atmospheric sounding synths while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them as well as the slower sections of the songs also adding in elements of doom metal and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style.
Influences of ambient and space rock are also used quite a bit throughout the recording while the music also gets very experimental at times along with the music also mixing in the more atmospheric style of black metal as well as a brief use of spoken word parts, one track also introduces acoustic guitars onto the recording and most of the music is instrumental and sticks to either a slow or mid paced direction and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length. When the music finally speeds up a small amount of blast beats can also be heard.
Omgeving plays a musical style that takes atmospheric black metal, experimental, dark ambient and space rock and mixes them together to create a sound of his own while keeping most of the music instrumental and the production sounds very professional.
In my opinion Omgeving are a very great sounding experimental black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album.
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