Novarupta are a band from Sweden that plays a blackened form of sludge metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Disillusioned Fire" which will be released in April by Suicide Records.
A very slow, dark and heavy sludge metal sound starts off the album while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. Vocals bring in more of a hardcore style approach to screams as w ell as some shouts along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while blast beats can also be heard briefly when the music speeds up. Clean guitars are also used in some parts of the music along with half of the tracks being very long and epic in length and the guitar leads are also very melodic and bring in elements of shoegaze and post rock.
Every track also has a different vocalist which also leads up to some tracks also adding in death metal growls and black metal screams. Clean vocals can also be heard in certain sections of the recording. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, oppressive and esoteric themes.
In my opinion Novarupta are a very great sounding blackened sludge metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pyroclastic Flows" and "Only The Dirt Will Know Our Graves". 8 out of 10.