Lords Of The Stone where a band from the Netherlands that played a progressive mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2018 compilation album "Roses For The Dead" which was released by Vic Records.
Classical guitars start off the compilation along with some stringed vocals a few seconds later while grim spoken word parts can also be heard briefly before going into a heavier doom metal direction as well as the vocals being a mixture of death metal growls and rough yet melodic singing.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the riffs also bring in a great amount of dark sounding melodies along with some songs also adding in female vocals which also gives the music more of a goth feeling as well as the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style.
At times the music gets very progressive and as the compilation progresses acoustic guitars and clean vocals are added briefly while keyboards when they are utilized gives the music more of an epic and symphonic feeling as well as the melodic chants giving the songs more of a pagan atmosphere.
Lords Of The Stone played a style of doom/death metal that was very progressive and different for its time, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover Tolkien, Fantasy, Magick, and Beauty themes.
In my opinion Lords Of The Stone where a very great sounding progressive mixture of doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Quest" "When All Is Forlorn" "Memories" and "Evil Eye". 8 out of 10.