Assyrian are a band from Mexico that plays a very progressive form of doom/death metal with some sludge influences and this is a review of t heir self released 2011 demo "Self-Portrait".
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy and progressive sounding riffing that dominates throughout the recording, as for the keyboards when they are utilized t hey bring a very dark and avant garde sound to the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced doom/death metal riffs that utilize some melody, progressive elements and sludge influences in the riffing as well as a great amount of heavy distortion, while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic sounding progressive/post rock guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to add some jazz elements to t he recording.
Vocals are mostly deep doom/death metal growls with some high pitched sludge screams being utilized at times as well as some clean singing, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, dark and heavy sound for being a self released recording where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on t his recording.
In my opinion Assyrian are a very great sounding hybrid of progressive, doom/death and sludge metal and if you are a fan of t his musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Grey" "Colour Me" and "Bright Green Light". RECOMMENDED BUY.