Sioux are a band from Portland, Oregon that plays a very heavy form of sludge metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "The One And The Many".
The album starts out with starts out with a slow, dark, melodic and heavy sound which also takes the band into a more sludge/doom metal direction along with some clean singing vocals which also utilize some aggressive elements and after awhile clean playing is brought into the music which also gives the recording a psychedelic feeling before returning to a heavier direction along wit h melodic sounding post metal guitar leads.
When the band goes into other songs they start bringing in heavy reverb while also continuing their dark, melodic and heavy sound as well as adding a more hard rock style to the solos and leads while the rhythm's are in a more metal direction and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them as well as bringing back clean sections in certain parts of the recording and the vocals also get more aggressive as time goe s on by.
With this album Sioux go back to the origins of the sludge genre with some stuff that reminds me of The Melvins while also having a sound that fits more in with 2014 as well as some original doom metal and they have a very heavy, melodic and original sound to them.
Song lyrics cover dark and metaphysical themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and professional sound for being a self released recording where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this album as well as the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Sioux are a very great sounding sludge metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Left In The Night" and "The One And Many". 8 out of 10.