Lowered are a band from Portland, Oregon that plays a mixture of black, death, sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their self titled 2018 album which was released by Throne Records.
Dark soundscapes along with some melodic riffing starts off the album before adding in some slow and heavy riffs which also bring in the heaviness of sludge and doom metal while all of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the vocals are mostly angry black metal screams.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic style while blast beats can also be heard in the faster sections of the music along with the music also mixing in a great amount of death metal elements and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music also mixes in a great amount of dissonant structures.
Lowered plays a musical style that takes black, death, sludge and doom metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Lowered are a very great sounding mixture of black, death, sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Unreal" and "Call Of The Moon". 8 out of 10.