Owlcrusher are a band from Northern Ireland that plays a blackened mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of t heir self titled 2017 album which was released by Seeing Red Records.
Atmospheric sounding drones along with some ambient soundscapes start off the album before going into more of a heavier sludge and doom metal direction as well as introducing high pitched black metal screams onto the recording while the guitar riffing also utilizes a great amount of dark sounding melodies.
All of the musical instruments on the recording h ave a very powerful sound to them while death metal growls are also utilized at times along with melodic chants and singing also being added into certain sections of the recording and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion and all of the tracks are very long and epic in length and all of the songs stick to a very slow musical direction.
Owlcrusher plays a musical style that mixes sludge and doom metal with a black metal vocal approach to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover mental illness, alcohol abuse, tragedy and abstract existential fear themes.
In my opinion Owlcrusher are a very great sounding blackened mixture of sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Feeble preacher". 8 out of 10.