Banned From Hell: Fall of Humanity

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Mixing themes of horror with heavy metal is something that has been done for as long as metal has been around and for Banned From Hell they really try to submerge you in plenty of horror soundscapes that they provide you with. Fall of Humanity isn’t downright blood curdling or skin crawling, but it does give you an eerie feeling at certain points and does have you wandering around dark and sinister soundscapes. Along with the heavy romping metal that Banned From Hell gives to you, the atmosphere that is also provided gives you an interesting and immersive listen.

Banned From Hell begins their newest offering with an intro that sets the tone for the rest of the album, and that intro makes you feel as though you are in an abandoned cathedral being watched by some sort of spectral force. As soon as the intro fades out Banned From Hell shoves you head first into the dark and evil soundscapes that they provide. When you begin listening you can’t escape as Banned From Hell traps you in a swirling sound of heavy, evil and twisting darkness. These horror fiends give you twisting metal and all throughout the release you get many different sounds to the point where you don’t know what you will be hearing next.

Fall of Humanity gives you plenty of different looks and sounds to keep you interested and listening for the entirety of the record. Banned From Hell does a great job mixing sounds and emotions all throughout the record and they do a great job of keeping you on your toes. This entire release is immersive and almost immediately you get sucked into the swirling vortex of dark metal. The deeper and deeper you get into the release the heavier and darker your day gets as a malevolent black cloud sticks with you all throughout.

These Italian metal heads combine heavy moshing riffs and headbanging rhythms with swirling atmospheres to create a sound that is smooth and unique and all at the same time heavy and devastating. The more you listen the farther you wander into the dense and dark atmospheres and soundscapes that Banned From Hell dishes out in droves. Each song is packed with slithering riffs, solid drumming, heavy bass lines and vocals that transition between deadly growls and ear splitting banshee screeches. Each element that Banned From Hell works into their style works seamlessly with everything else to create a cohesive sound that is intoxicating.

Overall, Fall of Humanity is a memorable and heavy listen that gets you headbanging and lost in the dense fog of an atmosphere all at the same time.

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