Toro are a band from Atlanta, Georgia that plays a mixture of progressive, sludge and doom metal and this is a review of t heir self released 2017 ep "Departure".
Distorted amp sounds start off the ep along with some aggressive screams a few seconds alter which also leads up to a heavier sludge metal direction which also brings in a decent amount of melodies at times while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic fashion along with some prog elements.
A lot of the slow riffing also mixes in elements of doom metal and clean playing along with acoustic guitars can also be heard at times and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard and when melodic vocals are utilized they add a touch of stoner rock to the bands musical style and whispers are also used briefly and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length and on the closing song stringed instruments are added onto the recording.
Toro plays a musical style that takes prog, sludge and doom metal and mixes them together 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 Toro are a very great sounding mixture of prog, sludge, and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "This Hell Is Real" and "When The Light Calls". 8 out of 10.
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