ASIDEFROMADAY are a band from France that mixes sludge and doom metal with post metal and hardcore and this is a review of their 2012 album "Chasing Shadows" which was released by Division Records.
Drums are all slow playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording, while the keyboards bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the music with some drones being utilized at times, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars are all slow and heavy riffs that combine sludge and doom with post metal and hardcore to create a sound of their own with some dark sounding melodies as well as a brief use of soft and clean playing and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals are all sludge/hardcore style screams with some spoken word parts being utilized at times, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion ASIDEFROMADAY are a very great sounding hybrid of sludge, doom, hardcore and post metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Death, Ruins And Corpses" "Black Sun" and "Chasing Shadows". RECOMMENDED BUY.