Forlorn Path are a band from New Jersey that plays an atmospheric and progressive combination of black, doom and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "Man's Last Portrait".
Drums range from slow to mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being present on this recording, while the keyboards bring a very dark, atmospheric, ambient and progressive sound to the recording along with some elements of noise, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine melodic and symphonic black metal with doom and death metal together to create a sound of their own while also adding in influences from progressive music, folk, noise and jazz to bring in more original elements, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding black/doom metal guitar solos and leads, as for t he acoustic guitars they use finger picking and full chords to add more dark, folk, jazz and progressive elements to the recording.
Vocals range from high pitched black metal screams to deep growls along with a brief use of spoken word parts and samples, while the lyrics cover dark, poetic, and metaphysical themes, as for t he production it has a very strong, powerful, dark, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording with some of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Forlorn Path are a very great sounding atmospheric and progressive hybrid of melodic black, doom and death metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Empire Of Decadence" "Masquerade" "Ghosts" and "Relics". RECOMMENDED BUY.