Volume IV are a band from Atlanta, Georgia that plays a mixture of doom metal and stoner rock and this is a review of their 2014 album "Long In The Tooth" which will be released by Ripple Music.
The album starts out with a very heavy doom metal sound along with some hard rock style vocals which also leads to melody, grunge and stoner elements becoming a part of the music and after awhile guitar solos and leads make their way into the recording.
When the album goes into the next song they bring in a small amount of acoustic guitars which are also used again later on in the album before returning to a heavier direction along with 70's proto metal elements and aggressive vocals and as time goes on by traces of blues rock are added into the music and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them as well as bringing in a mixture of clean and heavy parts and on a couple of tracks there is also a small amount of synths.
With this album Volume IV Take the heaviness of doom metal and stoner rock and mix it with classic and blues rock to create an album t hat is very retro and old school sounding while also being very heavy at the same time.
Song lyrics cover dark themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Volume IV are a very great sounding mixture of doom metal and stoner rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Looking Low For A High" "Black Water" "Save Your Prayers" and "Locust have No King". 8 out of 10.