Ommadon are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a very dark, heavy and instrumental mixture of drone and doom metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Empathy For The Wicked" which will be released in July by Golden Mantra.
Harsh noises sounds start off the album along with some elements of ambient in the background which evolve into heavy drones once the amp and reverb starts to kick which also takes the music into a very slow, dark and heavy doom/sludge metal direction and the music also avoids using any vocals or songwriting.
Both of the tracks are very long and epic in length and also play the same riff for long periods of time with the riffs only changing slightly on the second side of the recording and the song on the second side starts out very calm before adding into ambient drones while the heavy riffing does make a return halfway through the second track and the whole album sticks to a slow musical direction from beginning to ending of the recording.
Ommadon plays a musical style that takes the slowest and darkest elements of doom, sludge and drone and mixes them together with a touch of ambient and noise as will as using no vocals to create a style of their own and the production sounds very dark and heavy.
In my opinion Ommadon are a very great sounding instrumental drone/doom metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. 8 out of 10.