Australia's Cauldron Black Ram have returned with a new recording which continues the mixture of black, sludge, doom, death and thrash metal from their previous releases and this is a review of their 2020 album "Slaver" which will be released in May by 20 Buck Spin.
A very slow, dark, heavy and melodic doom metal sound starts off the album while also capturing the heaviness of sludge metal. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can also be heard along with some of the faster riffing also mixing in elements of thrash metal and guttural death metal growls are also utilized at times.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while grim blackened metal screams are also utilized at times. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark yet melodic style along with the music also being very heavily rooted in the 90's but modern at the same time.
All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses a couple of instrumentals are also added onto the recording, semi melodic vocals can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness, death and war themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Cauldron Black Ram and if you are a fan of black, sludge, doom, death and thrash metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Flame" "Graves Awaiting Corpses" and "The Pit". 8 out of 10.