Fistula are a band from Cleveland, Ohio that plays a combination of sludge metal and hardcore punk and this is a review of their 2012 album "Northern Aggression" which was released by PATAC.
Drums r ange from slow, mid paced to some fast drumming along with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from s low, mid paced to fast riffs that combine sludge metal with some hardcore punk influences to create a sound of their own and there are no guitar solos or leads present on t his recording.
Vocals are mostly high pitched sludge screams along with some crustcore style shouting as well as a brief use of spoken word parts, while the lyrics cover drinking and dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Fistula are a very great sounding heavy hybrid of sludge metal and hardcore punk and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sobriety Is Overrated" "Lightbulb Smoker" and "The Spider". RECOMMENDED BUY.