Forgotten Gods are a band from San Jose, California that plays a mixture of stoner, doom metal and progressive rock and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "Fall Of The Dagger".
The album starts out with a bass lead before going into a more heavier direction before adding in clean singing melodic vocals as well as the guitars adding in 70's style melodies and leads and after awhile the band brings in a mixture of both clean and heavy parts in their music.
As the album progresses psychedelic sounds and progressive elements start to mix in with the heavy stoner/doom metal parts and you can hear both modern and classic progressive rock elements throughout the recording as well as each song having a very different sound to it.
With this recording Forgotten Gods take the heaviness of doom metal, the melody of stoner rock and the progressive side of classic rock to create their own sound and they have a good amount of diversity with all of the songs on this recording while also having a retro feeling.
Song lyrics cover dark, metaphysical and drinking themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this album as well as a couple of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Forgotten Gods are a very great sounding mixture of stoner, doom metal and progressive rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fall Of the Dagger" and "Ghosts & Fire". 8 out of 10.