Drude are a band from Indiana that plays a progressive form of sludge metal and this is a review of their self released and self titled 2017 album which will be released in February.
Clean guitar playing starts off the album and they also give the songs more of a progressive feeling and after awhile the music gets a lot more of heavier and introduces sludge style screams onto the recording while the riffs bring in the heaviness of doom metal and you can also hear a decent amount of melody in the guitar riffing.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and melodic vocals are also used at times while the solos and leads also add in a great amount of melody and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while one song also brings in a small amount of spoken word samples and a touch of black metal can be heard in the last song.
Drude plays a style of sludge metal that is very heavy while also adding in elements of prog and hesh to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Drude are a very great sounding progressive sludge metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Barbelo" and "Eidolon". 8 out of 10.