Escape Is Not Freedom are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a mixture of sludge metal, grunge and noise rock and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Goldsmith" which will be released in February.
A very hard, heavy yet melodic sound starts off the album and the music brings in the heaviness of sludge metal while you can also hear all of musical instruments that are present on the recording and after awhile angry sounding noise rock style vocals are added onto the recording and blast beats are also utilized at times.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when solos and leads are utilized they bring in a very raw yet melodic style and you can also hear elements of 80's era Sub Pop grunge in the bands musical style and female vocals can also be heard briefly and while the music has a lot of roots in t he 80's and 90's it still sound s very modern at the same time and the album remains very heavy from beginning to ending of the recording.
Escape Is Not Freedom plays a musical style that takes grunge and noise rock and mixes it in with the heaviness of sludge metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and real life themes.
In my opinion Escape Is Not Freedom are a very great sounding mixture of noise rock, grunge, and sludge metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Coriander" "Morphine" "Locust" and "Migraine". 8 out of 10.