Tentacle are a band from Boston, Massachusetts that is a side band of Ice Dragon and plays a mixture of drone and doom metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Ingot Eye" which will be re-issued by PRC Music in the year of 2014.
A very dark drone doom sound brings the music into existence along with some melodic chanting before evolving into vocals and they use a mixture of Ozzy style singing and aggressive sludge type screams and some death growls and the recording uses a more modern sound than the members other musical project.
The 4 songs that are presented on this album bring in a very dark and stoner induced atmosphere along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and they also bring in psychedelic sounds in certain sections of the recording and the guitar riffing sticks to a heavy, dark and slow doom metal sound from the beginning to end of the recording along with most of the tracks being very long and epic in length without ever resorting to guitar solos and leads and the last song is a live track.
Tentacle create a very interesting sound with their music with the way they take 70's era metal and psychedelic rock and bring them to modern day with occult elements, sludge, stoner, drone and death metal influences to create a very dark, heavy and original sound along with a professional yet retro production and lyrics that are based on the writings of H.P Lovecraft.
In my opinion Tentacle are a very great sounding Lovecraftian mixture of doom, sludge, stoner and drone metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Blackness Of My Soul Will be So Grey" and "Our Serpent Mothers Kiss". 8 out of 10.