FORN: The Departure of Consciousness: LP

Forn have one purpose to exist: to create slow, crushing, plodding metal. The songs lumber along with dense walls of distortion arising in their wake. Percussion keeps time and doles out a slow, methodic pummel. The music is pretty good. There are layers upon layers to get lost in. Check out “Gates of the Astral Plane,” with the distortion that rises and hangs in the air, and drums that come and swat it back down to earth here and there. My only complaint is the vocals. Both singers sound like they do nothing but clear their throat with a low and high “rehhhhhh” and “ruhhhhhhh” in place of communicating any sort of message. It’s common for the genre, but after a while it gets tiresome and pretty much pointless. Still, the music is good. 

 –M.Avrg (Vendetta, vendettarecords.wordpress.com)