Ledge are a solo project from Chicago, Illinois that plays a mixture of black, sludge, doom metal, power violence and hardcore and this is a review of his 2017 album "Cold Hard Concrete" which will be released in August as a joint effort between Translation Loss records, and Hibernation Release.
Hardcore style riffing and angry shouting vocals start off the album while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording along with the slower sections of the songs being very heavily influenced by sludge and doom metal and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
During the faster sections of the songs a great amount of black metal, power violence and d beat elements can be heard while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and spoken word parts are also used briefly and one track also adds in elements of harsh noise and the music always remains brutal with no solos or leads ever being utilized.
Ledge plays a musical style that takes black, sludge, and doom metal and mixes them with hardcore and power violence to create a sound of his own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover violent, angry, and hateful themes.
In my opinion Ledge are a very great sounding mixture of black, sludge, doom metal, power violence and hardcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Blacked Out" "Fuck Yourself" and "Contempt". 8 out of 10.