Dreams Of The Drowned are a band from France that plays a mixture of psychedelic avant garde black/gray metal and anarcho post punk and this is a review of their self titled 2019 album which will be released on March 20th by Cult Of Nine Records.
Atmospheric soundscapes start off the album and after the first track the music goes into a heavier direction. A great amount of dissonant melodies can also be heard in the guitar riffing while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with some clean avant garde style vocals also being utilized at times.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style while grim black metal screams are also a very huge part of the music, During the faster sections of the songs a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Elements of post punk can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording along with the guitar solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style. as well as some synths also being utilized at times Some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length while psychedelic elements can also be heard in some parts of the music.
They also bring in a cover of Dodheimsgard "Midnattskogens Sorte Kjerne". The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover European Witchcraft, atypical mental states, the feeling of loss, the forest, the will to reclaim long-gone connexions and power from within, and the urge to properly name and subsequently confront power-overs.
In my opinion Dreams Of the Drowned are a very great sounding mixture of avant garde black/gray metal, psychedelic and anarcho post punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Conciliabules" Real And Sound" and "Danced". 8 out of 10.