Marsh Dweller are a solo project from Pennsylvania that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording moves way from his melodic mixture of black and death metal to go into more of a sludge/post metal direction and this is a review of his 2016 album "Wanderer" which was released by Eihwaz Recordings.
Distorted noises start off the album before going into a heavier post metal direction while the vocals bring in a mixture of growls and screams along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style as well as the slower riffing being very heavily rooted in sludge metal.
Have of the tracks are very long and epic in length while atmospheric sounding synths can also be heard at times along with a small amount of blast beats being utilized when the music speeds up as well as some clean playing also being added into certain sections of the recording, a small amount of black metal screams and clear vocals can also be heard briefly and at times the music gets very atmospheric and also adds in a small amount of synths and as the album progresses a brief use of female vocals can also be heard.
On this recording Marsh Dweller moves way from his melodic style of black/death metal and goes into more of an atmospheric and post/sludge metal direction, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album following the wanderer.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Marsh Dweller and while some black and death metal fans will not like the new style, I can see this album winning a fan base among fans of sludge and post metal. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wander I" and "Fall". 8 out of 10.