New Keepers Of The Water Tower are a band from Sweden that has been featured before in this zine and plays a progressive mixture of doom metal, stoner and space rock on this recording and this is a review of their 2016 album "Infernal machine" which was released by Listenable Records.
Electronic music sounds start off the album along with some atmospheric drones which also leads up to psychedelic elements becoming a huge part of the recording and after awhile melodic guitar leads and drums are added onto the recording and when vocals are finally utilized they are done in a clean singing fashion.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and the music can also be very experimental at times and when the music gets heavy it brings in elements of doom metal and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and they also bring in a couple of instrumental tracks.
Some songs also utilize acoustic guitars along with tribal beats and you can also hear the influence of progressive rock all throughout the recording and some of the leads also add in a touch of post rock and when spoken word samples are brought onto the recording they bring more of a sci-fi atmosphere and the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction.
New Keepers Of the Water Towers go more into a progressive space rock direction on this recording while also keeping some of the stoner and doom metal elements of previous recordings, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are based on the sci fi novel "The Forever War".
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from New Keepers Of the Flame and if you are a fan of progressive, space, stoner rock and doom metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tracks Over Carcosa" "Escape Aleph Minor" and "This Infernal Machine". 8 out of 10.