The second effort from Spanish Darkness By Oath, ‘Fear Yourself’, is all in all a tightly played, powerful and decent offering.
I am impressed by their power and brutality which borders on black metal and metalcore without really becoming either.
What I do lack, on the other hand, is a red thread throughout the album and really good song-writing. The songs never quite manage to creep under my skin. I basically need those two earworms that you at least need to have to hit it home with me.
Try it out – Darkness By Oath could be just your thing, who knows.
Slightly unusual and rather cool website for a metal band, by the way…