Baculum are a band from France that plays a mixture of black and doom metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Baculumesque".
Atmospheric drones along with some spoken word parts start off the album before going into a heavier direction which also introduces black metal screams onto the recording along with some angry shouts while the slower sections of the songs are heavily influenced by doom metal.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion along with some tracks also bringing in a small amount of clean vocals and one track also introduces acoustic guitars onto the recording as well as some of the tracks being very long and epic in length and when the music speeds up a small amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard, spoken word parts can also be heard briefly and on the closing track the music goes into more of an experimental direction.
Baculum plays a music that is mostly rooted in black and doom metal but also takes it into more of an original and experimental direction, the production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics are written in French and cover real life themes.
In my opinion Baculum are a very great and original sounding mixture of black and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this b and. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Richard' "Kern" "Socialcore" and "Hassanats". 8 out of 10.