Scientist are a band from Chicago, Illinois that expands on their mixture of sludge and post metal on this recording by adding in elements of prog and black metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 album "Barbelith" which will be released in April.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the album along with the riffs also bringing in a decent amount of melody while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them as well as some psychedelic elements also being used at times and the vocals bring in sludge style shouts and screams.
A great amount of prog elements can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while blast beats can also be heard at times along with the solos and leads being done in a very distorted yet melodic fashion as well as some clean vocals also being used at times and some songs also bring in a small amount of clean playing.
Some tracks also bring in high pitched black metal screams and tremolo picking while slide guitars are also used briefly along with the tracks also bringing in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the music also incorporating a great amount of sludge and post metal elements.
On this recording Scientist expands on their sludge and post metal mixture by adding in vocals and more black metal influences this time around to take their sound to a different level, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Occultism and Grant Morrison's comic book series "The Invisibles".
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Scientist and if you are a fan of black, sludge and post metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Magick Mirror" "Retrogade" and "(Home)At last". 8 out of 10.