Crestfallen Queen are a band from Germany that plays a very progressive and blackened form of doom rock and this is a review of their 2019 album "Queen Of Swords" which will be released in May by Church Within Records.
Ritualistic sounding keyboards start off the album while spoken word parts can also be heard briefly. One track also introduces acoustic guitars onto the recording while the riffs are down in a very slow doom metal style and also utilize a great amount of melody along with most of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
Clean female vocals are also a very huge part of the recording while the music also mixes in a great amount of 70's and 80's metal influences. Black metal screams are also added into some parts of the music along with the riffs also utilizing a great amount of melody and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic and retro rock style.
At times the music also gets very progressive along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the music sticks to mostly a slow or mid tempo direction. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover ancient philosophy, mythology, and the long forgotten stories of heroines.
In my opinion Crestfallen Queen are a very great sounding progressive blackened doom rock band and if you are looking for something that is very different, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Queen Of Swords" and "Lethean Bed". 8 out of 10.