Absent/Minded are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of doom, sludge and post metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "Earthtone".
Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with no fast playing or blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced heavy riffs that combine doom, sludge and post metal together to create a sound of their own with some melody and clean playing being thrown into the riffing at times, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding post metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized use finger picking to enhance the dark atmosphere of the recording.
Vocals are mostly deep doom/death metal growls along with a brief use of spoken word parts as well as a small amount of melodic singing being utilized for a few seconds on one song, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and professional sound for being a self released album where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Absent/Minded are a very great sounding hybrid of doom, sludge, and post metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ghosttower" "The Lesser Evil" and "Earthtone". RECOMMENDED BUY.