Monday, February 25, 2013

Cough/Windhand/Reflection Of The Negative/Relapse Records 2013 Split CD Review

  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.

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