Royal Talons are a band from Denver, Colorado that plays a mixture of stoner, doom, drone and sludge metal and this is a review of their self titled 2012 ep which was released by ConSouling Sounds.
Drums are all slow playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars are all slow riffs that combine sludge, drone, stoner and doom metal together to create a sound of their own as well as a brief use of clean playing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding stoner/doom metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from clean singing stoner doom metal vocals to high pitched screams which gives the music a black metal feeling along with a brief use of samples, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Royal Talons are a very great sounding hybrid of stoner, sludge, drone and doom metal with elements of black metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Shark Skull" and "D-Day Spell". RECOMMENDED BUY.