Texas's Canyon Of The Skull have returned with a new recording with the music going into an instrumental and progressive mixture of black, sludge, funeral doom and heavy metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 album "Sins Of The Past" which will be released on November 20th.
A very slow, dark and heavy sound starts off the album which also introduces elements of sludge and funeral doom metal into the slower sections of the songs. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them and both of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
The riffs also add in a great amount of black metal influences while the music also captures an improv atmosphere at times. At times the music gets very repetitive with the songs also using the same riffing for a few minutes before going into a different direction and as the first track progresses melodic guitar leads are also added onto the recording.
When the music finally speeds up a small amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can also be heard, A small amount of percussion can be heard briefly and also gives the recording more of a shamanistic feeling as well as the second track also introducing acoustic guitars and melodic riffing onto the recording and at times the music also has its progressive moments. The production sounds very professional for being a self released album while the song themes focus on the indigenous Americans of the Southwest.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Canyon of The Skull and if you are a fan of instrumental black, sludge and funeral doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Sun Dance". 8 out of 10.