Sleestak are a band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin that plays a mixture of stoner, psychedelic sludge, doom metal and 70's rock and this is a review of their self released 2013 ep "Book Of Hours".
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording, while the keyboards and sound effects bring the psychedelic and 70's rock elements to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced riffs that combine stoner, psychedeleic, sludge, doom metal and 70's rock together to create a sound of their own with some melody being thrown into the riffing at times as well as some soft and clean playing, while the lead guitars which are only used briefly are very 70's sounding heavy metal/hard rock guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly 70's sounding clean singing doom metal/stoner rock vocals along with some more aggressive elements being utilized at times as wel as some spoken word parts, while the lyrics cover dark and metaphysical themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark, old school and professional sound for being a self released recording where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this ep.
In my opinion Sleestak are a very great sounding hybrid of stoner, psychedelic, sludge, doom metal and 70's rock and if you are a fan of those musical genre's, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE 'Seven Sorrows" and "Backlight Communion". RECOMMENDED BUY.