Heron are a band from Vancouver B.C, Canada that plays a blackened and atmospheric mixture of doom and sludge metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "A Low Winter's Sun" which will be released by Sludgelord Records.
A very slow, dark and heavy doom metal sound starts off the album while the music also brings in the heaviness of sludge and after awhile growls and high pitched screams a re added onto the recording and they also add in elements of black metal as well as some spoken word parts being used on a few tracks.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the riffs also add in a good amount of melody along with one track also introducing clean guitars onto the recording and at times the music gets very atmospheric as well as some blast beats being utilized when the music finally speeds up and they also bring in a piano's briefly before returning back to a heavier direction and as the album progresses melodic guitar leads are finally added onto the recording and atmospheric drones are used briefly on the closing track.
Heron plays a musical style that takes atmospheric sludge metal and mixes it with black and doom metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover insignificance, existentialism and loss themes.
In my opinion Heron are a very great sounding atmospheric and blackened mixture of sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Of Gods And Goats" "Uncomfortable Silence" and "Fire Twin". 8 out of 10.