Mordor are a band from Poland that plays an old school mixture of doom and death metal along with some elements of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Darkness..." which will be released in April by Pagan Records.
A very slow, dark and heavy doom metal sound starts off the album along with some atmospheric keyboards in the background while the riffs also bring in a great amount of depressive melodies as well as the clean vocals giving the music more of a goth metal feeling and the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion.
Death metal growls are also used quite a bit throughout the recording while the music is very heavily rooted in the mid 90's along with all of the tracks being very long and epic in length as well as some black metal screams also being added into some parts of the music and at times symphonic and avant garde elements are added onto the recording and when the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can be heard.
Mordor plays a musical style that takes 90's era death, doom and goth metal and mixes them together to create a sound of t heir own along with some experimental and black metal elements, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, melancholic and occultism themes.
In my opinion Mordor are a very great sounding mixture of doom, death and goth metal with some black metal touches and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "L.U.C.I.F.E.R" and "Incalculable Sadness". 8 out of 10.