Olde are a band from Ontario, Canada that plays a mixture of stoner, sludge, and doom metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Temple" which will be released on cassette in August by Medusa Crush Recordings.
A very hard and heavy stoner rock influenced sound starts off the album along with the riffs also mixing in the heaviness of doom metal while the vocals are done in more of an aggressive sludge style and when solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion.
A decent amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing and at times the vocals have a very rough yet somewhat melodic edge to them while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they bring in a very melodic stoner metal style and clean playing can also be heard briefly along with a couple of the tracks being very long and epic in length and the music sticks either to a slow or mid paced musical direction.
Olde plays a musical style that takes stoner, sludge and doom metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Olde are a very great sounding mixture of stoner, sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Subterfuge" "Temple" and "Castaway". 8 out of 10.