Plaguewielder are a band from Ohio that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a blackened mixture of doom and sludge metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Surrender To The Void" which will be released in August by Fragile Branch Records.
A very heavy and mid tempo sound along with some blackened metal vocals start off the album while the bass guitars are also used as a lead instrument at times along with the slower sections of the songs being very heavily rooted in sludge and doom metal as well as the riffs also bringing in a decent amount of melody.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic style while the instrumental tracks also bring in elements of experimental and noise and when the music finally speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard along with the music focusing more on a slow or mid paced direction and synths are added onto the closing track.
Plaguewielder creates another recording that remains true to their blackened mixture of sludge and doom metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Plaguewielder and if you are a fan of blackened sludge metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Drippinf Pools of Self Hatred" and "In Depths of Cold Hell". 8 out of 10.