Tommy Concrete is a solo artist from the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of progressive, black, doom and heavy metal and this is a review of his album "Unrelaxed 2" which will be released in 2020 by Trepnation Recordings.
A very powerful sounding bass guitar starts off the album along with some heavy riffing a few seconds later. Ethnic instruments can also be heard briefly while the riffs also add in a great amount of melody along with the solos and leads being done in a very old school extreme metal style.
Vocals bring in a mixture of clean singing which also gives the songs more of a hard rock/metal style, death metal growls and black metal screams while the faster sections of the songs also add in a decent amount of blast beats. Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the slower sections of the songs also adding in elements of doom metal.
At times the music also gets very progressive sounding along with some synths and orchestra sounds also being added into certain sections of the recording and as the album progresses elements of industrial and electronic music can also be heard briefly, a couple of the later songs also introduces acoustic guitars onto the recording. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover neurodiversity, ableism, and mental health empowerment.
In my opinion Tommy Concrete is a very great sounding mixture of progressive, black, doom and heavy metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Burn Out From Masking" "Just Let me Last Today" and "Nothing About us Without Us". 8 out of 10.