Of Spire & Throne are a band from Scotland that plays a mixture of sludge and doom metal with some elements of drone, experimental and black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Penance" which was released by Aesthetic Death.
Distorted drones start off the album before adding in some drums and powerful sounding bass guitars while the slow riffs bring in elements of sludge and doom metal along with all of the tracks being very long and epic in length as well as the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody.
Vocals are mostly deep death metal growls while the high pitched screams add in a touch of black metal along with the music also capturing an improvised atmosphere as well as the music also incorporating elements of noise and experimental at times, as the album progresses a brief use of melodic chants can also be heard and all of the music sticks to a slower direction and clean playing is added onto the closing track.
Of Spire & Throne plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in sludge and doom metal while also adding in some elements of experimental, drone, noise, and improv to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover life, emotions and despair themes.
In my opinion Of Spire & Throne are a very great sounding mixture of sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "From Dust" and "Sorceror". 8 out of 10.