Irata are a band from North Carolina that plays a progressive mixture of sludge, stoner and doom metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Sweet Loris" which was released by Retro Futurist.
Clean playing starts off the album before going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction and after awhile vocals that use a mixture of both melodic singing and sludge style screams are added onto the recording which also adds more of a stoner rock vibe to the bands musical style.
Some of the songs are very long and epic in length while the solos and leads a re very melodic and the music also gets very progressive at times and the songs also bring in some 90's alternative rock and grunge elements while also mixing in some mid paced sections and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and acoustic guitars are added onto the last track.
Irata plays a musical style that takes progressive metal and mixes it with sludge, doom metal and stoner rock with a touch of alternative and grunge to create their own style, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and poetic themes.
In my opinion Irata are a very great sounding mixture of progressive, sludge, doom and stoner metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lion Slayer" "Chorline" and "Teeth Of the Artic Storm". 8 out of 10.