Mudbath are a band from France that has been featured before in this zine and plays a blackened mixture of stoner, sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Brine Pool" which was released by Grain Of Sand Records.
Clean guitars and drum beats start off the album along with some powerful sounding bass guitars a few seconds later and after awhile heavy yet melodic riffs make their presence known along with some high pitched screams that are very heavily influenced by black metal and most of the tracks are long and epic in length.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard and the slower sections of the songs are very heavily influenced by stoner, sludge and doom metal and touches of scream and post hardcore are also used at times and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and some tracks also bring in a small amount of doom growls and clean playing also makes a return in certain sections of the recording and one track is all instrumental and also adds in a touch of ambient and drone.
Mudbath creates another recording that remains true to the blackened mixture of stoner, sludge, and doom metal from previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Mudbath and if you are a fan of black metal, sludge, stoner and doom, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "End Of COld" and "Fire". 8 out of 10.