Snow Burial are a band from Chicago, Illinois that h as been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of sludge, doom, post metal, thrash, shoegaze and math rock and this is a review of their self released 2015 album "Victory In Ruin".
A very heavy doom metal sound starts off the album along with some angry and aggressive vocals a few seconds later and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on their side of the recording along with some math rock style melodies and the vocals also bring in clean singing at times.
Clean playing can be heard in some parts of the songs along with some elements of shoegaze and the guitar solos and leads also bring more of a melodic sound to the songs when they are utilized and the songs also bring in the heaviness of sludge and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard and they also bring in an instrumental track before going back to vocals and also adding in thrash influences and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts. while some songs also add in a touch of psychedelia.
Snow Burial creates another recording that remains true to t heir hipster doom metal style while also mixing in more math rock elements this time around, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark and real life themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Snow Burial and if you are a fan of sludge, doom and post metal, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Price To Pay" "Thieves" and "Smoke Trials". 8 out of 10.