Deathkings are a band from Los Angeles, California that plays a very progressive form of sludge/doom metal and this is a review of their 2011 album "Destroyer" which will be re-issued in vinyl in 2014 by Midnite Collective.
Distorted sounding drones start off the album along with some drums a high seconds later which leads up to a heavy sludge/doom metal direction along with a good amount of melody being utilized in their musical sound and a couple of minutes later aggressive vocals start finding their way onto the album.
After awhile clean singing is added into certain sections of the recording along with some clean parts which bring the progressive elements into the bands musical style and they also bring in death metal growls at time s which also gives the music a more heavy and darker edge and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and stick to a slow to mid paced direction from beginning to close of the album and the last track also brings back some elements of drone that where used on the first song as well as adding a more atmospheric sound to their music as well as adding in a small amount of spoken word parts.
Deathkings brings a more progressive approach to their mixture of sludge and doom metal as well as having some death metal and hardcore elements in their musical style, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion Deathkings are a very great sounding progressive sludge/doom metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Halo Of The Sun" and "Destroyer". 8 out of 10.