U.S Christmas are a band from North Carolina that plays a mixture of psychedelic, folk, drone, sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "Bad Heart Bull" which was released by Play The Assassin.
Drums are all slow playing with no fast drumming and blast beats along with some percussion, while the sound effects and violins bring in elements of drone and folk music to the recording, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars are all slow and heavy riffs that combine sludge and doom metal to c reate a sound of their own along with a great amount of heavy distortion, while the lead guitars when they are utilized they are blues rock sounding guitar solos and leads as for the acoustic guitars they use finger picking and full chords to bring a psychedelic folk music sound to the recording.
Vocals are all sludge style screams and clean singing doom metal vocals, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, dark and heavy sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion U.S Christmas are a very great sounding hybrid of doom metal, sludge, psychedelic and folk music and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "New War" "Black Snake" and "Lazarus". RECOMMENDED BUY.