Stone Magnum are a band from Indiana that plays a very traditional form of old school doom metal and this is a review of their self titled 2012 album which was released by R.I.P Records.
Drums are all slow with some mid paced playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars are all slow along with some mid paced traditional sounding old school doom metal riffs with some dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing, while the lead guitars are very dark, melodic and old school sounding doom metal/hard rock guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars which are only used briefly they use finger picking and full chords to add some more epic qualities to the music.
Vocals are mostly clean singing traditional doom metal vocals with some rougher elements being utilized at times, while the lyrics cover evil and personal struggle themes, as for the production it has a very strong, dark, heavy, powerful, professional and old school sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with a couple of songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Stone Magnum are a very great sounding traditional doom metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fallen Priest" "Pictures Of Your Life" and "Am I Really Insane". RECOMMENDED BUY.