Archons are a band from San Diego, California that plays a mixture of stoner, doom and sludge metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Lords Of Light And Thunder" which will be released in October.
Distorted drones start off the album along with some powerful sounding bass guitars and psychedelic elements a few seconds later which also leads up to a heavier sludge and doom metal style along with some vocals that are in between being aggressive and melodic and they also mix the heavy and psychedelic elements together.
A great amount of stoner rock elements can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while the solos and leads are also done in a very dark and melodic fashion along with clean playing also being added into certain sections of the recording, as the album a brief instrumental can be heard before returning back to a heavier direction and all of the songs stick to either a slow or mid tempo direction.
Archons plays a musical style that takes psychedelic, stoner, sludge and doom metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover science fiction themes.
In my opinion Archons are a very great sounding psychedelic mixture of stoner, sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Galaxians" "Dr. Pain" and "Creature". 8 out of 10.