Black Royal are a band from Finland that plays a mixture of stoner, sludge and death metal and this is a review of their 2016 ep "The Summoning Pt. 2" which will be released in May by Armless Stranger.
Fire and ritualistic sounds start off the album along with some acoustic guitars which also gives the recording more of a 70's vibe and also mixes in with the heavier sound a few seconds later that also introduces melodic guitar leads onto the recording and after the intro melodic vocals are added onto the recoridng.
Death metal growls can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording along with the riffs also utilizing a great amount of dark sounding melodies and the music is more closer to the 90's style of the genre and blast beats can also be heard along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and back up shouts are also used at times while the slower riffing is very heavily influenced by doom and sludge metal and acoustic guitars also make a return on later tracks and also bring in a touch of psychedelia and some of the tracks are long and epic in length and the last ttrack b rings in high pitched screams and elements of traditional metal.
Black Royal plays a musical style that takes 90's style death metal and mixes it with stoner, sludge and doom metal to create a musical style of their own, t he production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism and Left Hand Path themes.
In my opinion Black Royal are a very great sounding mixture of stoner, sludge and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Scorn The Saint" and "Demonspawn". 8/5 out of 10.