Luke Offield is a solo artist from Columbia, Missouri that plays a mixture of melodic black/death metal, country, jazz and post rock and this is a review of his self released 2014 album "Wakings".
The album starts out with gothic horror sounding keyboards and rain sounds before going into a more melodic black metal direction along with some grim screams as well a s bringing in some death metal elements and after awhile solos and prog elements are added into the track.
On the following song the music goes for more of a post rock direction while still having elements of metal and the song is all instrumental along with a good amount of melody and a small amount of solos and when it goes into the next track the music starts going for more of a country rock sound along with a blues and rockabilly feeling.
The following track brings a more 80's new wave sound in along with some melodic vocals and the following track is a jazz instrumental and the last track sees the music making a return to melodic black metal while also having a psychedelic rock feeling as well as some death metal growls and grim screams.
With this album Luke Offield brings in a different sound to every track and does not follow any rules and creates an album that has no musical category while you can hear a good amount of metal elements along with a powerful sounding production where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Like Offield is a very great sounding mixture of black, death, post metal, rock, jazz and country and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo artist. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Death Ender" and "A Grand Conclusion Od A Minute existence". 8 out of 10.