Cormorant are a band from California that plays a melodic and progressive mixture of black, death, folk, psychedelic and funeral doom metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Diaspora' which will be released in August.
Drum beats along with some fast tremolo picking and a few blast beats start off the album along with some grim yet high pitched black metal screams a few seconds later and after awhile the riffs start getting more melodic along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them along with death metal growls also being used quite a bit throughout the recording and all of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
A great amount of funeral doom metal elements can be heard in the slow guitar riffing while acoustic guitars are also added into certain sections of the recording and the music also gets very progressive at times and as the album progresses clean singing can be heard in some parts of a few songs and some tracks also add in psychedelic and folk music touches as well as a brief use of stringed instruments.
Cormorant plays a musical style that takes melodic black, death, and funeral doom metal and mixes it with some progressive, psychedelic and folk music elements to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Surrealism, Mythology, History, Nate and Political themes.
In my opinion Cormorant are a very great sounding progressive mixture of psychedelic, folk, melodic black, death and funeral doom metal and if you are looking for something very original, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Preserved In Ash" and "The Devourer". 8 out of 10.