Forming The Void are a band from Lafayette, Louisiana that plays a progressive mixture of stoner and sludge metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Relic" which will be released in March by Argonauta Records.
Clean guitar playing starts off the album along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the music also incorporates a great amount of progressive rock elements and after awhile the music starts going into more of a heavy sludge metal direction along with melodic stoner style vocals.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the solos and leads are done in a very dark and melodic fashion and when acoustic guitars are utilized they add in more of a 70's rock touch while the riffs also use a great amount of melody and one tack brings in a brief use of slide guitars and all of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction and they close the album with their own cover of led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" which also sounds nothing like the original.
Forming The Void plays a musical style that takes progressive rock, stoner and sludge metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and occult themes.
In my opinion Forming The Void are a very great sounding progressive mixture of stoner and sludge metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "After Earth" "The Witch" and "Unto the Smoke". 8 out f 10.
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