Phobous are a solo project from Campbell, California that plays a very symphonic and melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of his self released 2015 album "Realm Of Disorder".
A very tragic sounding keyboard starts off the album and after a few seconds melodic guitar leads are added into the music before going into a heavier direction that also uses a great amount of blast beats and they also mix the symphonic and heavy parts together while the riffs also use a lot of melody.
Death metal growls and black metal screams are used quite a bit throughout the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the faster riffs use a great amount of tremolo picking and the songs also mix in a great amount of 90's influences and there is also a brief use of clean playing.
Phobous plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in symphonic black metal while also mixing in a lot of melodic death metal elements to make the music stand out a bit more, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Phobous are a very great sounding mixture of symphonic black and melodic death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Blood Ties To Bloodshed" "Vain Sacrifice And Desperate Hope" and "Chosen Bereavement".