Kurokuma are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of psychedelic drone, sludge, and doom metal and this is a review of their 2016 ep "Advorsus" which will be released in September by Medusa Crush Recordings.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the ep and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording and the riffs also use a decent amount of melody and the vocals are done in mostly a growling fashion and psychedelic drone elements can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
Some of the vocals bring in a touch of hardcore while high pitched sludge screams can also be heard at times and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion and all 3 of the tracks are very long and epic in length while one song brings in clean guitars and a small amount of tribal style percussion which also gives the music more of a ritualistic feeling and all of the tracks remain true to a slow musical direction.
Kurokuma plays a musical style that takes the heaviest elements of sludge and doom metal and mixes it in with psychedelic drone to create a musical style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Kurokuma are a very great sounding mixture of psychedelic drone, sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Kali". 8 out of 10.