Concrete Icon are a band from Finland that plays a very old school form of death/doom metal with elements of sludge and this is a review of their 2013 album "Perennial Anguish" which was released by Black Vulture Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine old school death metal with doom as well as mixing in some sludge elements and dark melodies in the riffing to create a sound of their own, while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic sounding doom/death metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from deep death metal growls to high pitched screams along with a brief use of clean singing, while the lyrics cover darkness, death, suffering, sorrow and apocalypse themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound to it.
In my opinion Concrete Icon are a very great sounding hybrid of old school death metal and doom and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Haven Defiled" "Sadness Among Us" and "Perennial Anguish". RECOMMENDED BUY.