Phantom Winter are a band from France that plays a mixture of sludge, doom metal and psychedelic rock and this is a review of their 2015 album 'CVLT" which was released by Golden Antenna Records.
A very dark, melodic and heavy sound starts off the album along with high pitched screams being added in a few seconds later and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and after a few minutes avant garde style keyboards can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with some whispers.
A good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and also bring in drones at times and some of the tracks also bring in a touch of early 90's melodic doom/death metal while elements of post rock can also can be heard in some parts of the songs and the music also speeds up at times and brings in a small amount of blast beats.
Spoken word samples can be heard on some of the tracks and when solos and leads are utilized they are very dark and melodic in sound and when clean parts are added into the songs they bring in an influence of psychedelia while the main focus of this recording is on a more heavy style of sludge metal.
Phantom Winter plays a musical style that takes the heaviness of sludge and doom metal and they mix it in with the melody and psychedelic and post rock to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Phantom Winter are a very great sounding mixture of sludge, doom metal and psychedelic rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Suffer" and "Wintercvlt". 8 out of 10.