TarLung are a band from Austria that plays a mixture of stoner, sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Beyond The Black Pyramid" which was released by Black Bow Records.
Clean guitar playing starts off the album and a few seconds later starts going into more of a heavier doom and sludge metal direction while some of the more mid tempo sections of the songs add in more of a stoner rock style and the riffs also bring in melodies in some parts of the songs.
Vocals are a mixture of growls and screams that show an influence of death metal while a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the riffs have influences that start from the 70's and go up as far as the modern era and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they add in more of a retro stoner metal style and as the album progresses a brief use of acoustic guitars can be heard and one track is all instrumental and all of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction.
TarLung plays a musical style that takes stoner, doom, and sludge metal and mixes it with the heaviness of death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and esoteric themes.
In my opinion TarLung are a very great sounding mixture of stoner, doom, and sludge metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dying Of The Light" "The Prime Of Your Existence" and "Karma". 8 out of 10.