Shroud Eater are a band from Miami, Florida that plays a very heavy mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2015 ep "Face The Master" which will be released in April by Primitive Violence Records & Visual.
Spoken word and horror movie samples start off the ep and after a few seconds a heavy sludge sound along with aggressive shouting vocals are added onto the recording that also have a melodic tone to them at times and you can also hear the energy of hardcore punk in the bands musical style along with a great amount of doom metal elements.
Clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the songs and the music also sticks mostly to a slow or mid paced musical direction and you can also hear a touch of stoner rock in the bands musical style and the guitars also mix in some melody into both the heavy parts and guitar leads on the 2 songs that are present on this ep.
Shroud Eater creates a very heavy and melodic mixture of sludge, stoner and doom metal on both of these tracks and mix retro influences in with more of a modern and heavier sound, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion Shroud Eater are a very great sounding mixture of sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Face the Master". 8 out of 10.