Assent are a band from France that plays a mixture of goth, death, prog metal and metalcore with touches of nu metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 ep "We Are the New Black".
Violins start off the ep and after the intro keyboards are added onto the recording bringing in touche of prog and goth as w ell as adding in heavy yet melodic riffing and the vocals add in metalcore style screams, death metal growls and clean singing and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody.
Whispers are also utilized at times and the riffing also adds in touches of nu metal and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and choirs along with rapes are also used at times and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and the songs stick to mostly a slow paced direction and there is also a brief use of acoustic guitars.
Assent plays a musical style that takes goth, death and prog metal and mixes it in with touches of metalcore and nu metal to create a sound of their own, the production sound s very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark and real life themes.
In my opinion Assent are a very decent sounding mixture of goth, death, prog metal and metalcore with touches of nu metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "We Are the New Black" and "Insomnia". 8 out of 10.