Crown are a 2 man band from France that plays a very heavy form of sludge/doom metal that is very atmospheric and progressive sounding and this is a review of their 2012 album "The One" which was released by Superstrong Records.
Drum programming is all slow beats, while the synths bring a very dark, atmospheric, industrial, and ambient feeling to the music and there is no use of a bass guitar on this recording.
Rhythm guitars are all slow and heavy sludge/doom metal riffs that have an industrial feeling to them with a brief use of clean playing being utilized on a couple of songs and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals are mostly deep doom/death/sludge metal growls with a good amount of clean singing as well as a brief spoken word part, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion Crown are a very great sounding progressive doom/sludge metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cosmogasm" and "Mare". RECOMMENDED BUY.