Torii are a duo form Arkansas that plays a mixture of black, post, sludge, doom and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 album "A Judgement Divine" which will be released in June.
Heavy yet melodic riffing starts off the album while the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody along with the slower sections of the songs bringing in elements of sludge and doom metal and after awhile grim black metal screams start to make their presence known.
At times elements of post metal can be heard in the music while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with some death metal growls also being added into some parts of the songs as well as some tracks also adding in a small amount of acoustic guitar playing.
all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and when the music finally speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard while one of the tracks is an instrumental and also introduces synths onto the recording before returning back to a heavier direction.
Torii plays a musical style that takes black, doom, sludge, death and post 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 Conspiracy, Fantasy, Social Issues and Mythology themes.
In my opinion Torii are a very great sounding mixture of black, sludge, doom, death and post metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this duo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Army Of Sand" and "A Judgement Divine". 8 out of 10.