Absent/Minded are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of post, doom and sludge metal with some elements of black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 album "Raum" which will be released on November 24th.
Field recordings start off the album before adding in some drum beats while clean playing can also be heard briefly along with some whispered vocals also being used briefly before going into a heavier direction as well as the vocals also adding in a good mixture of growls and screams.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the slow riffs bring in elements of sludge and doom metal along with the tremolo picking bringing in a touch of black metal as well as the faster sections of the songs also adding in a small amount of blast beats, all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and atmospheric and post metal elements are also added into the music at times and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can also be heard.
Absent/Minded plays a musical style that mixes post, sludge and doom metal with touches of black and death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover astronomy and esoteric themes.
In my opinion Absent/Minded are a very great sounding mixture of post, sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Treasure" and "Alpha". 8 out of 10.