Xoth are a band from Seattle, Washington that plays a blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Invasion Of The Tentacube" which will be released in November.
Science fiction style synths start off the album along with a heavier sound and melodic guitar leads being added onto the recording a few seconds later and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and after awhile black metal screams and blast beats make their presence known.
Death metal growls are also utilized at times and the music also mixes in a great amount of technical elements along with some touches of thrash and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and synths also make a return in certain sections of the recordings while some songs also bring in a small amount of classical guitars and the fast riffs also use a great amount of tremolo picking and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length.
Xoth plays a musical style that takes a 90's style of technical death metal and mixes it with black and shred metal to create something very original, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Ancient Mysteries, Lovecraftian Horror, Science Fiction, Metaphysics and Conspiracy themes.
In my opinion Xoth are a very great sounding technical mixture of black, death and shred metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Antediluvian Annihilation" "Digital Mausoleum" and "Ancient Sentient Ooze". 8 out of 10.