The Absense are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of post black, doom, stoner metal, grunge and alternative rock and this is a review of their 2019 album "Khronocracy" which will be released in March by Sliptrick Records.
Clean guitars start off the album along with some clean vocals a few seconds later which also leads to elements of grunge and alternative rock being added onto the recording. Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the riffing along with some female vocals also being used at times.
Psychedelic and stoner rock influences can also be heard in some parts of the music while all of the tracks sound very different from each other. Acoustic guitars are also used on some of the songs, some of the distorted riffing brings in more of a lo-fi style of black metal along with the vocals keeping more of a clean style.
The Absence plays a musical style that takes alternative rock, grunge, post black, stoner and doom metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon the specific passing of time and Paganism themes.
In my opinion The Absense are a very great sounding mixture of alternative rock, grunge, post black, stoner and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Black Trip" and "The Absence". 8 out of 10.