Monday, May 20, 2013

Crown/Psychurgy/Candlelight Records/2013 CD Review


  Crown a re  a  band  from  France  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  a  musical  style  that  combines  drone,  sludge,  and  doom  metal  together  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Psychurgy"  which  was  released  by  Candlelight  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  playing  with  no  fast  drumming  or  blast  beats  being  present  on t his  recording,  while t he  sound  effects  bring  elements  of  drone  and  experimental  to  the  recording  as  well  as  mixing  in  elements  of  electronic  music,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very   strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that   dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range from  slow  to  mid  paced  riffs  that  combine  sludge,  experimental  drone  and  doom  metal  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  with  some  dark  sounding  melodies  being thrown  into  the  riffing  as  well  as  some  soft  and  clean  playing  in  addition t here  is  a  brief  use  of  black  metal  influences,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  melodic  sounding  post  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  range  from  high  pitched  sludge  screams,  deep  growls  to  clean  singing  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  metaphysical  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful, heavy,  dark  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Crown  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  experimental,  drone,  sludge  and  doom  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Abyss"  "Serpents  And  Fire"  "We  Will  Crush  The  Sky"  and  "Alpha  Omega".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

      

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