Distorted Cognitons are a band from South Carolina that plays a very drone sounding form of depressive black/doom metal and this is a review of their self released 2012 album "Reduction".
Drum programming are all slow beats, while the synths bring a very dark ambient drone sound to the recording, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars are all slow riffs that combine depressive black metal, doom and drone together to create a sound of their own with some raw and primitive elements and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals are all high pitched depressive black metal screams, while the song themes cover philosophical, esoteric and metaphysical subjects, as for the production it has a very dark raw and primitive sound to it with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Distorted Cognitions are a very great sounding hybrid of depressive black metal, doom and drone and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Empiricist Criterion" "Truth And Utility" "Mechanism Of Gaia" and "Eternity Opens As In Ancient Times". RECOMMENDED BUY.