Ypres are a band from Russia that plays a mixture of atmospheric black, sludge and post metal and this is a review of their 2015 ep "Genus Vitiosum" which was re-issued in 2019 by Slow Burn Records.
A very slow and heavy sound starts off the ep and also introduces elements of sludge and doom metal. Vocals are mostly done in a screaming style along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic post metal style.
Most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length while clean playing can also be heard in some parts of the recording. At times the music gets very atmospheric sounding along with a decent amount of black metal influences as well as the vocals also adding in some growls and hardcore elements at times and all of the music also sticks to either a slow or mid tempo style.
Ypres plays a musical style that takes atmospheric black, sludge and post metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Ypres are a very great sounding mixture of atmospheric black, sludge and post metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ad Gloriam Ignorantial" and "Umwelt". 8 out of 10.