Mary & The Highwalkers are a band from Poland that plays a mixture of black, sludge, doom and stoner metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 album "Hounds".
A very distorted sound starts off the album while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. Elements of sludge and doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs along with some clean playing also being utilized on a few tracks and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can also be heard.
Vocals are mostly high pitched sounding black metal screams while the riffs also add in a decent amount of stoner style melodies. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some clean vocals also being utilized on some of the tracks.
Some of the songs are also very long and epic in length along with some tremolo picking being added into some of the faster riffing as well as the solos and leads also adding in some touches of 70's rock/metal but mixing it with a more modern day heaviness. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover evil and sorrow themes.
In my opinion Mary & The Highwalkers are a very great sounding mixture of black, sludge, doom and stoner metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hounds" "..What Sinners Pay For" and "Feast". 8 out of 10.