Italy's Forgotten Tomb have returned with a new recording which shows the music going into a mixture of black, sludge and doom metal along with some elements of punk and this is a review of their 2017 album "We Owe You Nothing" which was released by Agonia Records.
Heavy riffing along with some high pitched black metal screams start off the album while the solos and leads also add in a touch of black'n'roll along with some death metal growls also being used briefly as well as the slow riffs also mixing in elements of sludge and doom metal.
A decent amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the guitar leads also having their melodic moments as well as all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
Some tracks also bring in a small amount of clean guitars and as the album progresses elements of punk can also be heard at times while most of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction along with one track also bringing in a brief use of slide guitars and they close the album with an instrumental.
On this recording Forgotten Tomb moves very far away from depressive black metal and foes for more of a mixture of black, sludge and doom metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover negativity, solitude and nihilism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Forgotten Tomb and while some long time fans might be disappointed , I can see this album appealing more to open minded fans of black, doom and sludge metal. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Second Chances" and "Longing For Decay". 8 out of 10.