Bast are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a blackened mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Nanpangstrom" which will be released in October by Black Bow Records.
Clean playing and dark soundscapes start off the album while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic post metal style along with some clean playing also being used at times as well as the heavy riffs also bringing in elements of doom metal and the vocals bring in grim black metal screams.
At times the vocals also bring in a sludge style approach to growling and shouting while the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody along with the slow riffs also bringing in elements of doom metal and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can also be heard as well as most of the tracks being very long and epic in length, tremolo picking can also be heard in some of the faster riffing and clean vocals are also utilized briefly and as the album progresses a small amount of psychedelic elements can also be heard.
Bast 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 science fiction and the human conditions of loss, isolation and change in the wake of time's passage.
In my opinion Bast 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 "Far Horizons" and "The Ghosts Which Haunth The Space between The Stars". 8 out of 10.