Stomb are a band from France that plays an instrumental form of progressive metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 album "The Grey".
Clean playing which is also used on and off throughout the recording and avant garde sounds start off the album along with some melodic post rock elements and a few seconds later the music gets a lot more heavier and goes for more of a modern take on progressive metal as well as adding in solos and leads that utilize a great amount of melody, talent and skill.
Most of the tracks are instrumental while spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and a good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and at times they music brings in a very tribal and shamanistic feeling while also remaining true to a heavy style of prog metal and some of the tracks also bring in small amounts of ambient and electronic music elements and some of the heavier parts also bring in a modern style of djent at times.
Stomb plays an instrumental style of progressive metal that is in the more modern style of this genre and also adds in a touch of the more extreme side of metal while also bringing in a decent amount of melody along with some experimental and ambient elements to create a sound of their own and the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording.
In my opinion Stomb are a very great sounding instrumental, progressive metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Rise From Nothing" "The Crossing" "The New Coming" and "Genome Decline". 8 out of 10.