Th Drowning are a band from Wales in the United kingdom that plays a mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Senesight Signs" w hich will bw released in June by Casket Music.
Tragic sounding keyboards start off the album along with some violins and after the intro the music goes into a heavier musical direction which also introduces death metal growls onto the recording as well as adding in some melodies and atmospheric sounds and the songs are rooted in the 90's style of doom/death metal.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark, melodic and depressive fashion and black metal screams can also be heard at times while a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic and acoustic guitars can also be heard at times and elements of post metal can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of both slow or mid paced parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and one track also brings in the brief use of whispers, spoken word parts and female vocals which also return again briefly along with some operatic male vocals.
The Drowning plays a style of doom/death metal that is very dark, heavy and atmospheric and also adds in a touch of goth and black metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, melancholic, anti religion and occult themes.
In my opinion The Drowning are a very great sounding atmospheric mixture of doom and death metal along with some goth and black metal touches and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Broken Before The Throne" "At One With the Dead" and "The Lament of Faust". 8 out of 10.