Black Tar Prophet are a band from Atlanta, Georgia that plays an instrumental form of stoner/sludge metal with only bass and drums and this is a review of their 2014 album "Deafen" which will be released by Domestic Genocide.
From t he beginning the bass guitars and drums sound very powerful bringing in an old school sludge/doom metal sound that is very dark and heavy sounding and the music also speeds up at times and brings in blast beats before slowing down again and bringing in reverb which also leads to more stoner rock element s becoming a part of the recording.
As the album progresses the music sticks to mostly a slow, dark and heavy direction along with the bass guitars having a sound as powerful as a regular guitar and they also bring in a mixture of both short or long songs as well as bringing in a small amount of melody at times.
Black tar Prophet prove that you can still be very heavy without a guitar and singer and this is some very dark sounding sludge/doom metal which is more rooted in the older style than the modern style and the album also has a very dark and heavy production.
In my opinion Black Tar prophet are a very great sounding instrumental mixture of stoner, sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dethroned" "Ring Of Buzzards" "Stoned to Death" and "Condemned". 8 out of 10.