Catacombed are a duo from France that plays a mixture of drone and funeral doom metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 ep "Relics Of An Abysmal Crypt".
Powerful sounding bass guitars start off the ep before adding in deep and guttural death metal growls and the bass also takes over as a lead instrument and brings a doom metal sound to the recording and the drums bring a funeral march feeling to the recording and there is also a brief use of blast beats.
Most of the music sticks to a very slow musical direction and one of the tracks is long and epic in length and the songs also mix in drones with a funeral doom sound and the whole ep has a heavy sound from beginning to ending of the recording and some of the vocals on the last track have almost a black metal feeling and the song also brings in depressive melodies.
Catacombed plays a musical style that is very dominated by bass guitars and mixes drone and funeral doom to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Catacombed are a very great sounding mixture of drone and funeral doom metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Putrid Thoughts" and "Dead Whisper". 8 out of 10.