Crown are a band from France that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Natron which will be released in August by Candlelight Records.
A very dark sounding bass guitar sound starts off the album before going into a very heavy sludge metal direction along with some high pitched screams and there are also elements of electronic music being utilized at times and you can also hear clean playing and melodic singing in certain sections of the recording.
Growls can be heard in some parts of some of the songs and they also mix in a lot of elements of doom metal and there are also a brief use of spoken word samples and a good portion of the tracks are long and epic in length and as the album progresses the music speeds up at times and also brings in a brief use of blast beats while some of the fast parts also bring in a touch of black metal while the main focus remains more on a sludge and doom metal style.
Crown continues the sludge and doom metal mixture of previous recordings while also experimenting with newer elements to take their sound to another level, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and real life themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Crown and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Words You Speak Are Not Your Own" "Apnea" and "Flames". 8 out of 10.