Lurk are a band from Finland that plays an atmospheric mixture of sludge, doom and death metal with some touches of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Fringe" which will be released in August by Transcending Obscurity Records.
Clean playing starts off the album while the riffs also bring in a great amount of dark sounding melodies along with some atmospheric sounds also being mixed into the heavier sections of the music as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
A couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the slow riffs also bring in the heaviness of sludge and doom metal along with the vocals being mostly deep death metal growls as well as a few black metal screams and one some tracks they also get rough yet semi melodic, as the album progresses a brief use of clean stoner vocals can also be heard and the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction and a later song also adds in a small amount of clean guitars.
Lurk plays a musical style that takes sludge and doom metal and mixes them with elements of death and black metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Lurk are a very great sounding mixture of sludge and doom metal with touches of death and black metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tale Blade" "Offshot" and "Proteus Syndrome". 8 out of 10.