This is a review of a split album between Virginia's Cough and Windhand called "Reflection Of The Negative" which was released by Relapse Records in 2013 and we will start of the review with Cough a band that plays a heavy mixture of drone, doom and sludge.
Drums are all slow playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on their side of the recording, while the synths bring a psychedelic feeling to the recording, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars are all slow and heavy riffs that combine doom, drone and sludge together to create a sound of their own with a great amount of heavy distortion behind the riffing, while the lead guitars are very dark sounding sludge/doom metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly high pitched sludge screams with some spoken word samples being used at times as well as a brief use of clean singing, while the lyrics cover dark and metaphysical themes, as for the production it h as a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound with the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Cough are a very great and heavy sounding hybrid of drone, doom and sludge .
and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the recording. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Athame". RECOMMENDED BUY.
Next up is Windhand a band that plays a very psychedelic form of sludge, doom and drone.
Drums are all slow playing with no fast playing or blast beats present on their side of the recording, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout their side of the recording.
Rhythm guitars are all slow and heavy riffs that combine doom, psych, sludge and drone together to create a sound of their own with some dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing, while t he lead guitars a re very psychedelic sounding doom metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals a re all clean singing doom metal vocals, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for t he production it h as a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on their side of the recording
In my opinion Windhand a re a very great sounding hybrid of doom, drone and sludge and if you are a fan of this music genre, you should check out t heir side of of the recording. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Shepard's Cook". RECOMMENDED.
In Conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding album and I would recommend it to all fans of doom, drone and sludge. RECOMMENDED BUY.