From these questions, Mexican death doom band Matalobos was formed in 2014 in order to express those fears and emotions. Now, they have unleashed a three-track ep upon the world, loaded with melodic death and doom metal passages. The combination usually is quite interesting, resulting in immersive songs and this ep is no exception.
Matalobos is influenced by bands such as Katatonia, Doom:VS and October Tide and that is quite audible on this ep. Yet, those are merely the doom influences. Other elements seem to come from old school death metal, be it mostly mid-tempo, and the melodic metal wave from Sweden. So it's quite ok if I think about bands like Soilwork, Evergrey, Arch Enemy and even Dark Tranquility.
Just like in the music, there's plenty of variation to be found in the vocals, ranging from clean chants to sick guttural growls. Furthermore, expect a great deal of instrumental passages, at times even resulting in something we call post-metal these day. Yet, don't get me wrong about that, this is mostly a crushing piece of music.
My recommendation? Well, if you're looking for a bridge between certain genres, the ones I mentioned in this review, you should definitely check out this little gem. Highlighting in the amazing closer 'The Immense Sea ' this is certainly something to keep an eye out for. Power, brutality, melody, darkness and pain have rarely sounded so impressive before...