P.H.O.B.O.S are a band from France that plays a mixture of industrial, black and doom metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Phlogiston Catharsis" which will be released in September by Transcending Obscurity Records.
Industrial sounds start off the album and also mix in with the heavier sections of the music while the music also brings in a great amount of programmed beats along with the riffs also bringing in a lot of dark sounding melodies as well as the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams.
Some of the tracks are long and epic in length while the slower sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of doom metal elements along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they done in a very melodic yet dissonant style as well as the music also bringing in a great amount of 90's influences and all of the songs stick to a slower direction and as the album progresses a brief use of melodic chants and spoken word aprts can also be heard.
P.H.O.B.O.S plays a musical style that takes industrial, black and doom metal and mixes them together to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism themes.
In my opinion P.H.O.B.O.S are a very great sounding mixture of industrial, black and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Igneous Tephrapotheosis" "Neurasthen Logorrh" and "Smothered In Scoria". 8 out of 10.