Megaton Leviathan are a 1 man band from Portland, Oregon that plays a psychedelic form of drone/doom metal/gaze and this is a review of his 2014 album "Past 21 Beyond the Attic Cell" which will be released in September by Seventh Rule.
Dark sounding acoustic guitars start off the album and a few seconds later more distorted parts are added into the music along with some psychedelic elements which leads up to some melodic chants and vocals which also leads up to the music going into more of a post doom metal direction along with a great amount of melody.
When guitar leads are added into the music they enhance the dark and melodic atmosphere of the recording and when violins are added into certain sections of the recording they bring in some elements of the early 90's U.K doom metal sound into the music and after awhile ambient soundscapes are mixed in with some psychedelic sounding guitars as well as being added in with the doomier side of music.
All 4 of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the always stick to a more slow and psychedelic sound while also being very experimental at the same time and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and at times the bass guitars take over as a lead instrument which also lead up to some melodic female vocals making their way onto the recording and the last song is a cover of Judas priest's "Here Comes The Tears".
Megaton leviathan creates a very psychedelic and drone form of doom metal with is musical style as well as being very original and experimental at the same time, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Megaton Leviathan are a very great sounding psychedelic, drone/doom metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this one man band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Foolish Man" and "Here Comes The Tears". 8 out of 10.
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