Goblinsmoker are a band from the United Kingdom that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black, sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2020 ep "A Throne In Haze, A World Ablaze" which will be released in February by Sludgelord Records.
Drum beats and atmospheric soundscapes start off the ep along with some clean playing a few seconds later before going into a heavier direction. All of the tracks are very long and epic in length while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the slower sections of the songs bring in elements of sludge and doom metal.
Vocals are mostly high pitched yet grim sounding black metal screams while the music also gets very repetitive sounding at times along with the same riff also being utilized for a few minutes. Touches of stoner metal can also be heard in some parts of the recording as well as the riffs also adding in a small amount of melody and when the music finally speeds up blast beats and tremolo picking can also be heard.
On this recording Goblinsmoker remains true to the mixture of black, sludge and doom metal t hat has been established on previous releases. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon the Toad King.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Goblinsmoker and if you are a fan of black, sludge and doom metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Let Them Rot". 8 out of 10.
Bandcamp - https://goblinsmoker.bandcamp.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/goblinsmoker