Unearthly Trance are a band from New York that plays a blackened mixture of doom and sludge metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Stalking The Ghost" which will be released on February 24th by Relapse Records.
A very heavy sludge metal sound starts off the album and after awhile aggressive screaming vocals a re added onto the recording and they also add in touches of black metal and at times the riffs add melodies into some parts of the songs and drones are also added onto some of the tracks along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and a lot of doom metal elements can be heard in the slower riffing and melodic yet rough vocals are also used at times adding in some influences of the 90's New Orleans sludge style and there is also a brief use of clean playing and acoustic guitars and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion while all of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction and thy close the album with an instrumental while spoken word samples are used towards the end.
Unearthly Trance plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in sludge and doom metal while also mixing in the darkness and screaming approach of black metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Seasons, and Hallucinations themes.
In my opinion Unearthly Trance are a very great sounding blackened mixture of sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of this musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Into the Spiral" "Famine" and "The Great Cauldron". 8 out of 10.