Sloth Herder are a band from Maryland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black metal, sludge, and grindcore and this is a review of their 2017 album "No Pity, No Sunrise" which will be released in March by Grimiore Records.
Distorted drones start off the album along with some black metal screams and fast griindcore riffing a few seconds later as well as a great amount of blast beats and the solos and leads are done in a very melodic power violence style and the riffing also gets very technical at times while the slower sections are influenced by sludge.
Deep growls can be heard at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the riffs also use a great amount of melody and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and some of the fast riffs also utilize a great amount of tremolo picking and as the album progresses clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording along with a a brief use of spoken word parts as well as a few instrumentals and elements of post hardcore are also utilized at times.
Sloth Herder creates another recording that remains true to the black metal, sludge and grindcore mixture of previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Sloth Herder and if you are a fan of black metal, sludge, and grindcore, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Antipathetic Grades" "Prijedor" "Burial Ethic" and "Privation". 8 out of 10.