Hombre Malo are a band from Norway that plays a mixture of black metal, sludge and hardcore punk and this is a review of their 2014 album "Persistent Murmur Of Words And Wrath" which was released by Disciplin Media.
A very dark and melodic sludge metal sound starts off the album along with some aggressive vocals a few seconds later that also use some rough sounding melodies as well as a great amount of high pitched screams along with some spoken word parts and samples being utilized at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the solos and leads bringing in a more melodic side of noise rock.
You can hear a heavy influence from post hardcore in the bands musical sound along with the heaviness of doom metal and after awhile blast beats can be heard in certain sections of the recording and as the album progresses you can hear more of a black metal style being mixed in the bands musical sound as well as a great amount of punk rock style energy and the band also uses a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
A good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and they also add times bring in the rawness of crustcore and a good portion of the music has a 90's feeling to them while the black metal influence updates the music for the modern day and every track has a sound of its own while you can still tell that it is the same band playing them all.
Hombre Malo plays a style that is very heavily rooted in sludge, punk and noise rock from t he 90's era while also mixing it in with the energy and grimness of black metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics are written in a mixture of both Norwegian and English and cover dark and angry themes.
In my opinion Hombre Malo are a very great sounding mixture of black metal, sludge and hardcore punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Crosses And Marching Feet" "Reaching the Shore" and "Deathbed Confession". 8 out of 10.