Atriarch are a band from Portland, Oregon that plays a style that combines doom metal, sludge, experimental, death rock and gothic music together to create a sound that is very original and this is a review of their 2011 album "Forever the End' which was released by Seventh Rule Recordings.
Drums are mostly slow drumming with no fast playing or blast beats present on this recording except for the last song`, while the bass playing has a very powerful and heavy sound with slow doomy riffs that are very brutal sounding, as for the synths when they are utilized they bring a very dark, primal and avant garde feel to the music..
Rhythm guitars are all slow riffs that combine influences from doom metal, sludge, experimental, death rock and gothic music that are very distorted and weird sounding with some melodies being thrown in at times with the last song having some slow and soft playing mixed in with some faster riffing and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals are a combination of mournful cries that are very avant garde sounding and high pitched screams, while the lyrics cover dark and depressing themes, as for the production it is very dark , powerful and heavy sounding.
In my opinion Atriarch are a very good experimental sludge/doom metal band and if you are looking for something that is very original sounding in this genre, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Shadows" and "Downfall". RECEMMONDED BUY.