Macerie are a band from Italy that plays a blackened mixture of sludge metal and crust and this is a review of their self titled 2015 ep which was released by Sentinent Ruin Laboratories.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the ep along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and a few seconds later a good mixture of growls and screams are added onto the recording an you can hear element s of post metal in the melodies and when the music speeds up it brings in a decent amount of blast beats.
The faster sections bring in elements of crustcore while the slower parts are more influenced by doom and sludge metal and the vocals bring in traces of black and death metal and every song has a sound of its own along with some of the tracks bringing in atmospheric elements and a more brutal sound and the last song also brings in a small amount of clean playing.
Macerie takes a very dark and heavy style of sludge metal and mixes it with black metal and crustcore along with a touch of post metal and hardcore to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics are written in Italian and cover dark and desolate themes.
In my opinion Macerie are a very great sounding blackened mixture of sludge metal and crust and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Agonia" and :Macerie". 8 out of 10.