Churchburn are a band from Rhode Island that plays a blackened mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "None Shall Live...The Hymns Of Misery" which will be released in June.
Atmospheric soundscpaes start off the album along with some distorted drones before going into a heavier doom metal direction which also captures the heaviness of sludge while a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length as well as adding clean playing into the heavier sections of the music.
Vocals are mostly blackened screams while growls are also used at times along with the riffs also adding in a small amount of melody at times and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
When the music finally speeds up for a few seconds on a couple of the tracks a small amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can also be heard and as the album progresses spoken word samples can also be heard briefly while exotic sounding acoustic guitars are added onto the closing track which is also an instrumental.
Churchburn plays a musical style that takes black, doom and sludge metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover darkness, occultism and misery themes.
In my opinion Churchburn are a very great sounding blackened mixture of sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lines Of Red" "Before The Inferno" and "Kaustos". 8 out of 10.