Pensevor are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of drone, sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Klothold" which will be released in May by Hibernacula Records.
Drum beats start off the album along with some noisy reverb before going into a very slow and heavy doom metal direction along with some melodic vocals a few seconds later which also have a 70's rock vibe at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the riffs also use a small amount of melody.
The heaviness of sludge can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and after awhile the vocals start bringing in more aggression and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they give the music even more of a 70's retro doom metal vibe and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and the songs also mix in elements of psychedelia and drone and one track also brings in a small amount of clean playing and the whole album also sticks to a very slow musical direction.
Pensevor plays a musical style that takes a 70's style of doom metal and mixes it in with the more heavy and modern sludge sound while also adding in touches of psychedelia and drone to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and occult themes.
In my opinion Pensevor are a very great sounding mixture of drone, sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ritualistic Blood Sacrifice" "No Hope For The Dying" and "Dungeoness". 8 out of 10.