St, Louis, Missouri's Fister have returned with a new recording which is mostly cover tunes that they mix their blackened stoner sludge metal sound with and this is a review of their 2019 album "Decade Of Depression" which was released by Listenable Records.
A very distorted horror movie orientated sound starts off the album while also introducing dark yet melodic guitar leads onto the recording. Elements of sludge and doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs as well as the solos and leads bringing in more of an old school metal and hard rock style.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length while all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them. Vocals bring in a mixture of both sludge and black metal style screams along with some of the music also mixing some psychedelic and stoner metal touches into the classic songs that they cover.
Thrash metal and hardcore style screaming can also be heard in some parts of the recording as well as a small amount of growls and spoken word parts One track also brings elements of black'n'roll onto the recording and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing can also be heard.
Clear vocals are also added on one of the cover tracks along with all of the music sticking to either a slow or mid tempo direction. The production sounds very professional while some of the bands they cover are Fabio Frizzi, Metallica, Slayer, Darktrone, Danzig, Hellhammer and Pungent Stench and the album closes with one of their original tracks.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Fister and if you are a fan of black, sludge, doom and stoner metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mandatory Suicide" "Too Old, Too ColD' and "The Failure". 8 out of 10.