Zippo are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of sludge, stoner, doom, post metal, progressive, psychedelic rock, and noise and this is a review of their 2016 album "After us" which was released by Apocalyptic Witchcraft.
Drum beats start off the album before adding in more of a heavier stoner metal sound and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording while the vocals are mostly clean singing 70's style doom metal vocals and the riffs also use a great amount of melody and the songs also mix in a lot of psychedelic elements.
The heaviness of sludge metal can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and the solos and leads also bring in even more of a retro rock style and as the album progresses elements of post rock and shoegaze can be heard and some of the tracks also add in a small amount of clean playing along with a couple of tracks being very long and epic in length and after awhile the vocals also start utilizing more aggressive screams and there is also a touch of noise being used briefly and spoken word parts along with saxophones are added onto the last track.
Zippo plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in stoner metal while also adding in the heaviness of sludge and doom as well as adding in some retro progressive and psychedelic in with some more modern post metal elements to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover wisdom and anger themes.
In my opinion Zippo are a very great sounding mixture of sludge, stoner, doom, post metal, progressive, psychedelic rock, and noise and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "After us" "Adrift (Alive)" and "The Leftovers". 8 out of 10.