Throwing Bricks are a band from the Netherlands that plays a mixture of black, sludge metal, hardcore punk and screamo and this is a review of their 2020 album "What Will Be Lost" which was released by Tartarus Records.
Clean playing starts off the album before going into a heavier direction while the riffs also add in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies. The slow riffs also add in the heaviness of sludge metal along with the vocals being a mixture of black metal screams and growls along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard while the music also brings in elements of screamo and hardcore punk. All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with a couple of the tracks also being long and epic in length.
The songs also bring in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with clean playing also making a return on some of the later tracks and as the album progresses atmospheric sounding drones can also be heard in certain sections of the recording. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and emotional themes.
In my opinion Throwing Bricks are a very great sounding mixture of black, sludge metal, hardcore and screamo and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Day He Died" and "Galling". 8 out of 10.