Asilo are a band from Argentina that plays a mixture of doom metal, sludge, drone, crust and hardcore punk and this is a review of their 2014 album "Comunion" which will be released by Zann's Music.
Dark sounding drones start off the album which also bring in elements of dark ambient and after a few minutes the music goes into a more slow and heavy sludge/doom metal direction along with screams and growls as well as some melody and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
The band keeps around the drones and also adds in noisy distortion and spoken word parts in certain sections of the recording along with some clean playing being utilized at times and on some of the tracks they also bring in traces of harsh noise as well as speeding up which also leads to punk, hardcore and crust influences becoming a huge part of the music.
When synths are added on some of the tracks they bring a more tragic and avant garde feeling to the recording and the band while they experiment at times mostly stick to a heavier sound and a good amount of the tracks are very long and epic in length and they also bring in a brief use of saxophones on one of the songs which also enhance the avant garde qualities of the recording.
Asilo show a good amount of diversity with their music, their sound is mostly in the sludge/doom metal category but they also have the energy of crust, punk and hardcore and also have an experimental and avant garde side along with drones and elements of harsh noise, the production is very dark, heavy and raw and the lyrics are written in Spanish and cover dark themes.
In my opinion Asilo are a very great sounding mixture of doom metal, sludge, drone, experimental, crust and hardcore punk and if you are a fan of those musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Geografias" "La Paciencia del Cuchillo" "Miedo y Curiosidad" and "La Ultima Voluntad". 8 out of 10.