Subterraen are a band from France that plays a blackened mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Rotten Human Kingdom" which will be released in November by Transcending Obscurity Records.
Atmospheric sounding drones start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length. The slow riffs also bring in the heaviness of sludge and doom metal while the vocals are mostly angry sounding black metal screams.
All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody. Clean playing can also be heard in some parts of the recording along with the faster sections of the music also adding in some tremolo picking and blast beats as well as one of the tracks also being an acoustic instrumental and the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style when they are utilized briefly.
Subterraen plays a musical style that takes black, sludge and doom metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the slow destruction of the planet and sowing seeds of inexorable vengeance of mother nature.
In my opinion Subterraen are a very great sounding 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 "Blood For The Blood Gods" and "Wrath of A Downtodden Planet". 8 out of 10.