Ovid's Withering are a band from Florida that plays a mixture of symphonic black metal, brutal death metal and metalcore and this is a review of their 2013 album "Scryers Of Ibis" which will be re-issued in March by Unique Leader Records.
A very fast, brutal and technical sound starts off the album along with a mixture of black metal screams and deep death metal growls before adding in metalcore breakdowns and symphonic elements and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
During the faster sections you can hear a great amount of blast beats being utilized and the solos and leads the band uses are very melodic and technical sounding and some of the tracks also bring in elements of djent and modern prog metal and some of the songs also add spoken word parts in certain sections of the recording along with the symphonic elements getting more epic at times and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses some of the tracks add in a small amount of clean singing.
Ovid's Withering takes a brutal style of death metal and mixes it with symphonic black metal and metalcore to create something original and while the metalcore elements are not my thing, I can respect the band for doing something very original and I feel they are very good at what they do, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Greek Mythology.
In my opinion Ovid's Withering are a very decent sounding mixture of symphonic black metal, technical death metal and metalcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Oedipus Complex" "Acheron" "The God Of Shepherds And Flocks" and "Panikon Diema". 7 out of 10.