Herscher are a band from France that plays a mixture of doom metal, sludge and noise and this is a review of their self titled and self released 2015 album.
A very dark, heavy and retro doom metal sound starts off the album along with some clean singing vocals and atmospheric elements that gives the songs more of a modern day feeling and the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody and you can also hear some spoken word parts in certain sections of the recording.
Aggressive screams and growls can be heard quite a bit on the songs and there are most of the tracks that are very long and epic in length and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses more drones and noises find their way onto the recording along with a couple of instrumental tracks and the songs also always remain true to a slow, dark and heavy sound while the last track adds in more mid paced parts.
Herscher plays a style of doom metal and sludge that is very slow, dark and heavy and also brings in elements of noise, atmospheric music and melody to create a sound of t heir own, the production sound s very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark themes along with some songs being written in French.
In my opinion Herscher are a very great sounding mixture of doom metal, sludge and doom and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Old lands" and "Electric Path". 8 out of 10.