Terra Tenebrosa are a band from Sweden that plays a very avant garde form of sludge metal and this is a review of their 2014 ep "V.I.T.R.O.L" which will be released by Apaocaplexy Records.
The ep starts out with a dark, heavy and avant garde sound along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and a few seconds later spoken word parts are added into the recording along with some screams and after awhile melodic vocals are added in and the music starts getting a bit more heavier and darker.
When we get more into the ep avant garde soundscapes are added into certain sections of the recording along with some drones and atmospheric sounds before returning back to a heavier direction as well as bringing in dark sounding synths.
With this ep Terra Tenebrosa take sludge and doom metal and mix it in with post hardcore, and experimental avant garde to create a sound of their own which is also very heavy, dark and melodic sounding.
Song lyrics cover dark and metaphysical themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording as well as both of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Terra Tenebrosa are a very great sounding avant garde sludge metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Draining the Well". 8 out of 10.