Thorr-Axe are a band from Indiana that plays a blackened form of stoner/doom metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Gates Of Winter".
Winter sounds start off the album and a few seconds later the music starts to get more heavy and you can hear traces of black metal before going into more of a doom metal direction while they also keep around the blackened parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length.
After the first track the music starts to add in more stoner metal influences along with some aggressive screaming vocals and after awhile element s of punk and hardcore can be heard in some of the tracks along with a small amount of death metal growls and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
At times you can hear a great amount of sludge in the bands musical style and most of the tracks stick to more of a slow or mid paced direction and one of the alter tracks also brings in a brief use of melodic guitar solos and leads which also leads up to the music speeding up a bit and bringing in a few seconds of blast beats on a few songs with the second one also adding in more black metal elements and on of the later tracks also bring s in a small amount of spoken word samples and psychedelic sounds.
Thorr-Axe plays a very heavy form of stoner/doom metal that also bring s in a heavy amount of sludge and black metal influences to create the sound that is presented on the recording, the production sound s very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Norse Paganism and Fantasy themes.
In my opinion Thorr-Axe are a very great sounding blackened stoner/doom metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album> RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Seer's Vision" "The Forging Ritual" and "Awakening". 8 out of 10.