Verdun are a band from France that plays a very heavy form of sludge/doom metal mixed with hardcore and this is a review of their 2012 album "The Cosmic Escape Of Admiral Masuka" which was released by Throatruiner Records.
Drums are all slow playing with no fast drums or blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars are all slow, dark and heavy riffs that combine sludge, doom metal and hardcore together to create a sound of their own with some dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing at times, while the lead guitars which are only used briefly are very psychedelic sounding doom metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals a re mostly sludge/doom metal style screams with some clean singing being utilized at times as well as a brief use of hardcore style vocals, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, dark, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the instruments that are present on this recording with the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Verdun are a very great sounding hybrid of sludge, doom metal and hardcore and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out t his band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Sons Of The Atom". RECOMMENDED BUY.