The Slumbering are a solo project from Phoenix, Arizona that plays a musical style he describes as being 'astral doom noise' and this is a review of his 2021 album "Looking For Sorrow Within Ones Fear" which was released as a joint effort between Dead Games Records and Aesthetic Death.
Power electronics a nd soundscapes start off the album while the slow heavy guitar riffing also brings in elements of doom metal. At times the music also gets very experimental sounding along with some of the tracks also being very long and epic in length and most of the tracks are also instrumental.
Effects are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording while the songs also mix in a great amount of harsh noises. When vocals are brought into the music they also add in a touch of black metal along with each track sounding very different from each other and capturing a sci-fi orientated atmosphere at times.
The Slumbering plays a musical style that takes harsh noise, power electronics, experimental and doom metal and mixes them together to create a sound of his onw. The production sounds very dark while the music focuses mostly on astral themes.
In my opinion The Slumbering is a very great sounding mixture of harsh noise, power electronics, experimental and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Daddy Doesn't Love You Right" "Suffocation March Phrase 1" and "Conflict From The 6th Dimension". 8 out of 10.
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