Barabbas are a band from France that plays a stoner form of doom metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Messe pour un chien".
Clean playing starts off the album along with some psychedelic sounds and a few seconds later the music starts going into a heavier doom metal direction along with some spoken word parts being added into certain sections of the recording and the music also brings in a decent amount of melody.
A good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when vocals are utilized they are mostly in a clean singing direction but can also get aggressive at times and also bring in a touch of sludge and when solos and leads are utilized they are very dark and melodic sounding.
Some of the tracks go for more of a mid paced stoner rock style which also adds in a touch of punk and classic rock while some tracks mix psychedelic elements with doom metal and while the songs are very retro and bring in a 70's vibe they also still sound very modern, dark and heavy with the way they approach the songs.
Barabbas plays a style that takes the sludge and doom metal and mixes it with stoner and psychedelic rock to create a sound of their own, the production sound s very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics are written in French and cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Barabbas are a very great sounding mixture of stoner and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Le couteau ou L'abime" "Judas est une femme" and "Priez". 8 out of 10.