Cardinals Folly are a band from Finland that plays a mixture of heavy and doom metal and this is a review of their 2013 compilation album "Strange Conflicts From The Past" which was released by Shadow Kingdom Records.
Drums range from slow to 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 range from slow to mid paced riffs that are very heavy sounding and combine doom with traditional metal together to create a sound of their own, while the lead guitars are very dark sounding traditional doom metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly clean singing doom metal vocals with some deep growls being used briefly as well as a brief use of spoken word samples, while the lyrics cover dark, occult, satanic, Lovecraft, Ron E. Howard and Dennis Wheatley themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark, and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Cardinals Folly are a very great sounding occult doom/heavy metal b and and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this compilation album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Rasputin (The Mad Monk)" "Blood Axis Raiders" "They Found Atlantis" and "The Model". RECOMMENDED BUY.