Pale Horseman are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a heavy mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their self titled and self released 2013 album.
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced playing t hat combine sludge and doom metal together to create a sound of their own with a great amount of dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing as well as a brief use of clean playing, while the lead guitars when they are utilized are very dark and melodic sounding doom metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from sludge style vocals to clean singing stoner/doom metal, while the lyrics cover dark and metaphysical themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound for being a self released recording with the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Pale Horseman are a very great sounding hybrid of sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Black River" "Paranormal Unknown" and "Afterlife". RECOMMENDED BUY.