Cauldron Black Ram are a band from Australia that has been featured before in this zine that plays a mixture of black, doom, sludge and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Stalagmire" which was released by 20 Buck Spin.
The album starts out with a very dark and heavy sound along with some blackened death metal vocals as well as some melodic leads and when the music speeds up a bit all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them as well as the recording having an old school feeling which also leads to blast beats becoming a part of the music.
As the album moves on the music gets a lot darker and starts mixing black, doom and thrash together along with traces of sludge and at time s they also bring in brutal old school death metal sounds along with a decent amount of melody as well as using a mixture of screams and growls and after awhile an instrumental is added in along with spoken word ritualistic parts in certain sections of the recording.
Wit h this album Cauldron Black Ram continue their mixture of black, doom, sludge and thrash metal of their previous recording as well as adding in more death metal this time around and this album is very heavy and old school sounding.
Song lyrics cover darkness and occult themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and old school sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Cauldron Black Ram and if you are a fan of black, doom, sludge, death and thrash metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fork Through Pitch" "A Litany Of Sailor's Sins" "Cavern Fever" and "The Devil's Trotters". 8 out of 10.