Forleson are a band from the Bay Area of California and plays a mixture of black, doom metal, dark ambient and slowcore and this is a review of their 2020 album "Hierophant Violent" which will be released in April by Hypnotic Dirge Records.
Atmospheric sounding drones start off the album while both of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. Whispered vocals can also be heard briefly before evolving into clean female vocals along with the music also adding in synths and elements of dark ambient and psychedelic music.
Clean playing can also be heard briefly while the slow and heavy riffs are mostly rooted in doom metal. Clean male vocals and black metal screams are also utilized at times along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody, touches of slowcore can also be heard at times and mostly of the music also sticks to a slower direction as well as some fast playing, tremolo picking and blast beats also being utilized briefly.
Forleson plays a musical style that takes black, doom metal, dark ambient and slowcore and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Forleson are a very great sounding mixture of black, doom metal, dark ambient and slowcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Following Light". 8 out of 10.
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