The Pod are a solo project from Chapel, North Carolina that plays a mixture of ambient, drone, psychedelic and experimental with touches of black metal and this is a review of his self titled 2017 album which was released by Accident Prone Records.
Drum beats and psychedelic sounds start off the album along with some elements of drone a few seconds later and the music also incorporates a great amount of synths and after awhile grim black metal screams start to make their presence known and the music also adds in a great amount of ambient touches.
A great amount of experimental and electronic music elements can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and as the album progresses heavy guitar riffs can also be heard briefly and a couple of the songs are all instrumental and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion and a couple of the tracks are very long an d epic in length and slide guitars are also used briefly.
The Pod plays a musical style that takes ambient, psychedelic, drone and experimental and mixes it in with black metal vocals to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion The Pod are a very great sounding mixture of ambient, psychedelic, drone, experimental and black metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Folded Eyes" "The Desert" and "That Wa New York". 8 out of 10.