Oldblood are a band from the united Kingdom that plays a mixture of post black and doom metal with some elements of punk and this is a review of their self released 2020 album "Arms To The Sky" which will be released in December.
Spoken word samples start off the ep along with some clean playing a few seconds later before going into a heavier direction. Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs while the vocals also add in a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams and a great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic post metal style while melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can also be heard along with the music also bringing in a great amount of crust punk elements, clean playing also returns on a couple of the later tracks and synths can also be heard briefly.
Oldblood plays a musical style that takes black, doom, post metal and crust punk and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
In my opinion Oldblood are a very great sounding mixture of post black, doom metal and crust punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nuclear Blues" and "Alone". 8 out of 10.