Harsh industrial blackened doom that is tough to get into
P.H.O.B.O.S. was a really tough band for me to get into. 'Phlogiston Catharsis' mixes industrial and doom metal together for this weird amalgam of sound. The doom pieces are really good and really help break up the harshness of the industrial for me. There's too many squelches, squeals and bleeps to really do much other than make me wince quite a bit. Sounding a bit like Kovenant from the 90's at times, I just couldn't really find myself able to really enjoy this one all that much. The enjoyable doom pieces were just overshadowed by the mainly industrial feel of the album and left me wanting a lot more out of this record.