Charlene Beretah are a band from Switzerland that plays a mixture of black, sludge, doom metal and crust and this is a review of their 2019 album "Ram" which will be released on November 8th by Division Records.
Ambient style synths start off the album along with some horror movie samples also being used briefly before going into a heavier direction. All of the musical instruments also h ave a very powerful sound to them while the slower sections of the songs also add in the heaviness of sludge and doom metal.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the screams are very heavily rooted in black metal. During the mid tempo sections influences of crust punk can be heard as well as the music also adding in some stoner and southern metal touches and blast beats can also be heard when the music speeds up.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the riffs also adding in a small amount of melody at times. Spoken word parts and whispers can also be heard briefly as well as one track also introducing clean playing onto the recording and as the album progresses you can also hear a brief use of distorted guitar leads. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover depression, murder, drugs and demonic possession themes.
In my opinion Charlene Beretah are a very great sounding mixture of black, sludge, doom metal and crust and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out t his band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Call Of Darkness" and "Kurdes Game". 8 out of 10.