Canyon Of The Skull are a band from Texas that has been featured before in this zine and plays an instrumental mixture of black, doom and sludge metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "The Desert Winter" which will be released in August.
Wind sounds start off the album and a few seconds later drums are added onto the recording and after a minute heavy doom metal riffing is added onto the recording and they also mix in the heaviness of sludge while the track is all instrumental and 37 minutes in length along with an improve feeling.
Clean guitars can be heard in the song briefly after 12 minutes of slow and repetitive riffing while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the song progresses melodic riffing and leads are added onto the recording along with some elements of black metal and the album also always sticks to a very slow musical style.
Canyon Of The Skull creates another recording that remains true to the instrumental mixture of black, doom and sludge metal from previous releases and the production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Canyon Of The Skull and if you are a fan of black, doom and sludge metal, you should check out this recording. 8 out of 10.