France's Abysmal Growls Of Despair returns with a new album which shows him mixing funeral doom metal with drone and this is a review of his self titled 2014 album "Lovecraftian Drone".
A very dark and distorted sound starts off the album along with some drones and noises and after a couple of minutes doom metal style guitars are added into the music utilizing mostly open notes along with a few chords, after 6 minutes vocals finally find their way into the music and they are mostly done in a growling style.
All 6 of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the drones have a very dominant sound throughout the recording as well as making the music have more of an experimental approach as well as bring very atmospheric at times and the album also remains true to a slower musical direction throughout all of the tracks and after awhile the music starts having more of a ritualistic and occult feeling being evoked in certain sections of the recording and at time s the vocals also have some screams that are close to black metal.
Abysmal Growls Of Despair create a very slow and dark sound that is closer to drone on this recording while also having the heaviness and riffing of funeral doom metal and all of the songs have a very evil and ritualistic atmosphere, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics are based mostly on the writings of H.P Lovecraft.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Abysmal Growls Of Despair and if you are a fan of drone and funeral doom metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Great Old ones" and "Yog Sothoth". 8 out of 10.