The Fog are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Perpetual Blackness" which was released by Memento Mori.
A very dark horror movie soundtrack sound starts off the album along with some drum beats and powerful bass guitars a few seconds later which also leads up to more of a heavy and melodic doom metal sound and after awhile old school death metal growls start making their presence known in the music.
All of the music is very heavily rooted in the mid 80's and early 90's going back to the original days of doom/death metal when t he genre was still staring out and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and some songs also bring in a good mixture of slow and mid paced parts as well as speeding up briefly and bringing in a brief use of blast beats and all of the tracks avoid ever using any guitar solos and leads and the spoken word parts on the last track give the music more of a ritualistic feeling.
The Fog goes back to the mid 80's and early 90's era of death and doom metal and mixes them in a primitive fashion to create an album that is very retro yet heavy at the same time, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover despair, darkness and void themes.
In my opinion The Fog are a very great sounding old school mixture of doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Crawling Doom" "Gloom Shoals" and "Grievous Scourge". 8 out of 10.