California's Deathkings have returned with a new recording which continues their mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 ep "Ex Nihilo" which will be released in December.
Growls and screams start off the ep along with some heavy and dark sludge riffing a few seconds later while both of their tracks are very long and epic in length as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and post and progressive rock elements can also be heard at times.
Doom metal influences are also added into the slower sections of the music along with some melodic chants also being used briefly while the music also gets very experimental at times as well as a brief use of clean playing, clear vocals are also added into some parts of the music and the music always sticks to a slow direction and melody is also added into some of the riffing and guitar leads.
On this recording Deathkings takes their mixture of sludge and doom metal into more of an experimental direction, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover ancient rituals, occultism and spirituality themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Deathkings and if you are a fan of sludge and doom metal. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Celestial". 8 out of 10.