Faces Of The Bog are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a progressive and psychedelic mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Ego Death".
Psychedelic sounds start off the album and a few seconds later clean playing is added onto the recording and after awhile the music starts going into more of a progressive direction while also adding in more heavy riffing and the solos and leads bring in a very dark, melodic and 70's influenced style.
A lot of the guitar riffing brings in the heaviness of sludge and doom metal and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the vocals are mostly angry screams and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody and on some of the tracks the vocals bring in clean singing and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and all of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction.
Faces Of The Bog plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in sludge and doom metal while also mixing in progressive and psychedelic elements to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Faces Of The Bog are a very great sounding progressive and psychedelic mixture of sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Drifter In The Abyss" "Ego Death" and "Blue Lotus". 8 out of 10.
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