Take Over And Destroy are a band from Arizona that has been featured before in this zine and plays a blackened form of sludge metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Vacant Face" which will be released in August as a joint effort between Pulverised Records and Comfort Point.
Static and psychedelic sounds start off the album along with some acoustic guitars and a few seconds alter melodic guitar leads start becoming a huge part of the recording along with the music getting heavier and adding in aggressive screams and growls and the vocals also bring in elements of hardcore at times.
Clean singing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and they also mix the atmospheric and heavy parts together and at times the music speeds up a bit and also brings in a small amount of blast beats and some of the tracks also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some songs also bring in a brief use of clean playing and there are also a couple of tracks that are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses more elements of 70's rock are added into the music.
Take Over And Destroy plays a musical style on this recording that is mostly rooted in black metal and mixes it in with sludge and elements of 70's psychedelic rock and horror soundtracks to create some very original sounding music, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover horror, power and chaos themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Take Over And Destroy and if you are a fan of black and sludge metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Summer Isle" "Terminal Burrowing" "Where Seasons Lay" and "Attrition". 8 out of 10.
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