Taurus are a band from Portland, Oregon that plays a very psychedelic form of blackened drone/sludge metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "No/Thing".
The album starts out with dark experimental sounds and spoken word samples as well as mixing in heavier and noisier sounds along with black metal vocals which leads to a more drone/doom metal direction along with melodic vocals and riffing and you can also hear death metal growls in the music.
The band also bring this approach to other songs while also bringing in more psychedelic and atmospheric elements and on one of the tracks they bring in melodic ritualistic chanting and folk instruments while also remaining heavy at the same time and there are also a good amount of synths and organs being utilized on this recording na d towards the end the music starts going in a more experimental direction.
With this album Taurus create a very dark, heavy and ritualistic sound while also bringing in psychedelic and experimental elements along with the heaviness of black metal, drone, doom and sludge to create a sound of their own.
Song lyrics cover dark, ritualistic and occultism themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound along with some of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Taurus are a very great sounding psychedelic blackened drone metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lives Long For Own" and "Increase Loneliness". 8 out of 10.