Beldam are a band from Washington that has been featured before in this zine and plays a blackened mixture of doom and sludge metal and this is a review of their album "Pasung" which will be released in 2018 by Horror Gore Pain Death Productions.
Dark yet melodic riffing starts off the album along with some grim black metal screams as well as a few death metal growls a few seconds later while the riffing also brings in the heaviness of sludge and doom metal and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads also add in touches of 70's rock and stoner metal along with some tracks also bringing in a small amount of clean guitars and as the album progresses the drums also start displaying more aggression and the mid tempo sections also add in a touch of crust punk.
Beldam creates another recording that remains true their blackened mixture of sludge and doom metal from their previous release, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, despair and decadence themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Beldam and if you are a fan of black, sludge and doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vial Of Silence" and "Carrion Feast". 8 out of 10.