Pan are a band from Michigan that plays a mixture of stoner, progressive doom and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Driftwoods".
Dark sounding flutes start off the album before going into a heavy doom metal direction along with progressive style melodies and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them which leads up to some deep death metal growls and screams and all of the songs are very long and epic in length.
There is a great amount of talent and skill in the bands musical style and you can also hear psychedelic sounds in certain sections of the recording along with some spoken word ritualistic parts and the solos and leads the band uses are in a melodic 70's doom metal direction and as the album progresses melodic chanting can be heard in the music at times.
Clean playing is uses on a regular basis throughout the recording and after awhile the death metal side of the bands musical style starts having a more powerful sounding presence on the recording along with a few blast beats being utilized briefly and on the 4th track back up shouts which adds in elements of hardcore and stoner rock style vocals are added into the music.
Pan creates a very original sound with their musical sound taking the heaviness of death metal, the dark atmosphere of doom, the melody of stoner rock and progressive rock style playing to create their own musical style, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Horror, nature, Occultism, Death And Anti Civilization themes.
In my opinion Pan are a very great sounding mixture of stoner, progressive doom and death metal and if you a fan of those musical genres, you should c heck out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cold Winds And Dark Waves" and "The Ancient Isle And Disillusionment". 8 out of 10.