Ashcloud are an international band with members from both England and Sweden that plays a crusty form of death metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Abandon All Hope" which was released by Xtreem Music.
A very dark, heavy and old school death metal sound starts off the album along with some spoken word parts and clean playing being added in at times and the vocals are done in mostly a growling fashion along with a few high pitched screams and when the music speeds up the songs have more of a Swedish feeling to them.
Throughout the recording you can hear can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a great amount of blast beats and the music also adds in influences from crust and d beat at times and you can also hear a lot of melody in the guitar riffing and when solos and leads are utilized they remain true to an old school style of death metal and while the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's the production makes the songs sound more modern.
Ashcloud plays a style of Swedish death metal that is very heavily rooted in the 90's and also mixes in the raw energy of crust and d beat, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Post Apocalyptic Horror, Horror, Death and Darkness.
In my opinion Ashcloud are a very great sounding crusty death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Abandon All Light" "Drowning In Your Own Blood" and "The Second Wind Is Coming". 8 out of 10.