Batillus are a band from New York that plays a blackened form of doom/sludge metal with some industrial and noise elements and this is a review of their 2013 album "Concrete Sustain" which was released by Seventh Rule Recordings.
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with no fast playing or blast beats being present on this recording, while the synths and noise bring a very dark avant garde, industrial, drone and ambient 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 and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced riffs that combine black metal, doom, and sludge together to create a sound of their own, while the lead guitars when they are utilized are very dark sounding ambient/doom metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range high pitched black metal/sludge screams, deep doom/death metal growls to industrial/hardcore style vocals as well as a brief spoken word part in addition there is some clean singing being utilized on the last song, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, dark, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Batillus are a very great sounding hybrid of black metal, noise, doom, drone and sludge and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cast" and "Thorns". RECOMMENDED BUY.