Raedon Kong are a band from Louisiana that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of sludge, doom and post metal with some touches of psychedelia, experimental and prog rock and this is a review of their 2015 album "Critical Paths" which was released by Hell Comes Home.
A heavy and distorted guitar sound starts off the album along synths being utilized in t he background and the music brings in the heaviness of both sludge and doom metal while the vocals are in more of a noise rock or hardcore vein while also being very aggressive at the same time and when t he music speeds up it bring s in elements of crust punk.
Blast beats can be heard in the faster sections of the music while most of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced direction and clean playing can also be heard in some parts of the songs and when melodic singing is utilized it brings a touch of stoner rock onto the recording and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the music gets more progressive and experimental as the album progresses along with some psychedelic traces while still having its heavy moments.
Raedon Kong creates another recording that takes the heaviness of sludge and doom metal and mixes it in with the melody of post metal while also experimenting with prog and psychedelia to create a very original sounding recording, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover real life and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Raedon Kong and if you are a fan of sludge, doom and post metal, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Invasion Of Minds" and "Golden Churches". 8 out of 10.
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