Highrider are a band from Sweden that plays a mixture of heavy, thrash, doom metal and hardcore punk and this is a review of their 2017 album "Roll For The Initiative" which will be released in September by The Sign Records.
Thrash metal style riffing starts off the album along with some blast beats and angry shouting vocals a few seconds later while atmospheric keyboards can be heard in the background at times while the mid tempo sections are very heavily influenced by hardcore and the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while some of the guitar leads also add in a touch of traditional metal along with the slower sections of the songs adding in elements of doom metal and you can also hear some psychedelic touches in the keyboards at times which also gives the music more of a 70's feeling and the faster sections of the tracks also bring in the energy of punk rock and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful.
Highrider plays a musical style that takes heavy, thrash, doom metal, psychedelic, punk and hardcore and mixes them together to create something very original. the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and negative themes.
In my opinion Highrider are a very great sounding mixture of heavy, thrash, doom metal, psychedelic, punk and hardcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nihilist Lament" "The Greater Monkey" and "The Rope And The Blade". 8 out of 10.