MuckRaker are a band from Georgia that plays a mixture of stoner rock and blue collar metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Karmageddon" which was re-issued in 2016 as a joint effort between Eternal Sound, Mebran and Code 7.
A very melodic southern metal sound starts off the album and you can also h ear all of t he musical instruments that are present on the recording and the vocals are done in a clean singing style while also being rough at times and while t he music still sounds very modern you can still hear a great amount of 70's influences.
Most of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they bring more of a classic metal feeling to the recording and bass leads are also used quite a bit throughout the album and some songs also bring in back up vocals and one track brings in a touch of punk and hardcore and there is also a brief use of clean playing.
MuckRaker plays a musical style that takes southern metal and stoner rock and mixes them together to create a musical style they call 'blue collar metal', the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover real life themes.
In my opinion MuckRaker are a very great sounding mixture of stoner rock and blue collar metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Karmegeddon" "All Hail Mary" "Warlord" and "Too Much Metal For One Hand". 8 out of 10.