Opium Lord are a band from The United Kingdom that plays a mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "The Eye Of The Earth" which was released by Candlelight Records.
A very dark and heavy sludge/doom metal sound starts off the album along with some melodic sounds in the background and a powerful sounding bass guitar and when vocals are added into the music they are very grim sounding sludge screams and the riffs also use a great amount of melody while some of the vocals also use a small amount of growls.
When solos and leads are utilized they are very dark and melodic sounding and all of the songs remain true to a very slow, dark and heavy musical direction and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and there is never a soft or weak moment to be heard in any of the tracks and the last song is long and epic in length.
Opium Lord plays one of the slowest mixtures of doom and sludge metal that has been heard in a long time taking both genres back to their roots, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover misery, drugs and occult themes.
In my opinion Opium Lord are a very great sounding mixture of sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pink Mass" "Azazel" and "KRocdil". 8 out of 10.