Slomatics are a band from Northern Ireland, United Kingdom that plays a mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Future Echo Returns" which will be released in September by Black Bow Records.
Psychedelic sounds start off the album before going into a heavier doom metal direction which also brings in the heaviness of sludge and also mixes the psychedelic and heavy parts together at times while the solos and leads are done in a very dark and melodic fashion and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
When vocals are added onto the recording they are done in a clean singing style that is very close to stoner rock and the music has some 70's roots while also being more heavy and modern than that era while some of the riffs bring in dark sounding melodies and as the album progresses acoustic guitars can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with a few of the tracks being long and epic in length and one of the tracks is all instrumental and the whole album also sticks to a very slow musical direction from beginning to ending of the recording.
Slomatics plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in the stoner doom metal genre while also bringing in the heaviness and psychedelic elements which also makes their music stand out a bit more, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and occult themes.
In my opinion Slomatics are a very great sounding mixture of sludge and doom metal with a touch of psychedelia and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Electric Breath" "Rat Chariot" and "Into The Eternal". 8 out of 10.