Khemmis are a band from Denver, Colorado that plays a mixture of stoner, sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Absolution" which will be released in July by 20 Buck Spin.
A very slow, dark and heavy doom metal sound starts off the album along with some melodic guitar leads a few seconds later t hat also become a very huge part of the recording and some of the riffs also bring in elements of retro and stoner rock and when vocals are added into the music they are 70's influenced clean singing vocals.
Deep death metal growls can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the music also brings in psychedelic sounds at times and there are also a few tracks that are very long and epic in length and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the music also mixes in the heaviness of sludge along with the whole album sticks to a very musical direction from beginning to ending of the recording and the last track also brings in a small amount of acoustic guitars.
Khemmis plays a musical style that takes the slowest and heaviest parts of stoner, sludge and doom metal and mixes them together with a touch of death and post metal to create a musical style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and fantasy themes.
In my opinion Khemmis are a very great sounding mixture of stoner, sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Serpentine" and "Antidiluvian". 8 out of 10.