Atriarch are a band from Portland, Oregon that has been featured before in this zine and plays a blackened mixture of doom and sludge metal along with some elements of noise, death rock and post punk and this is a review of their 2017 album "Dead As Truth" which will be released in August by Relapse Records.
Ambient noise sounds start off the album and after a few seconds drum beats and melodic vocals are added onto the recording which leads up to more of a heavier sludge and doom metal direction and after awhile elements of death rock and goth are added onto the recording along with some black metal screams.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while atmospheric synths are also used at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic post punk fashion and and on one of the alter tracks the music speeds up a bit along with a small amount of blast beats while the last song also introduces acoustic guitars onto the recording
Atriarch remains true to the blackened sludge/doom metal and death rock mixture of previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness, death, destruction and hate themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Atriarch and if you are a fan of death rock, black, doom and sludge metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Inferno" and "Hopeless". 8 out of 10.