Latitudes are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of melodic black, sludge, doom and post metal with some elements of indie, folk and shoegaze and this is a review of their 2019 album "Part Island" which will be released on April 5th by Debembur Morti Productions.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album which also brings in elements of folk music while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length. Clean vocals are also a very huge part of the recording along with the music also adding in some touches of indie rock and keyboards are also added into some parts of the songs.
Once the music gets heavier it goes for more of a post metal style while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. Elements of doom and sludge metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs as well as the riffs also utilizing a great amount of melody.
Traces of shoegaze can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while the music also mixes in the more melodic and atmospheric side of post black metal without ever using the harsh vocals that are a very huge part of the genre, all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when the music finally speeds up a small amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard.
In my opinion Latitudes are a very great sounding mixture of melodic black, sludge, doom and post metal with some elements of indie, folk and shoegaze and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Moorland Is The Sea" and "The Great Past". 8 out of 10.