Cough are a band from Virginia that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of stoner, sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Still They Pray" which will be released in June by Relapse Records.
Distorted amp noises start off the album along with some heavy riffing a few seconds later and a few seconds later drums are added onto the recording and they also add spoken word samples into certain sections of the recording and the music goes for more of a sludge and doom metal direction along with most of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a stoner rock style while the vocals are done in a clean singing fashion which also adds a 70's feeling into the songs and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the vocals also bring in sludge style screams at times and the songs also mix in a great amount of psychedelic elements and there is also a brief use of thunder sounds and all of the songs also stick to a very slow musical direction and acoustic guitars are brought into the music on the last track.
Cough plays a musical style on this recording that takes sludge and doom metal and mixes it with stoner rock and a touch of psychedelia to create a style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover misanthropy and sin themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Cough and if you are a fan of sludge, stoner, and doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Possession" "Let It Bleed" and "Still They Pray". 8 out of 10.