Ape Machine are a band from Portland, Oregon that plays stoner rock with some metal influences and this is a review of their 2013 album "Mangled By The Machine" which was released by Ripple Music.
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording, as for the synths when they are utilized they bring more psychedelic and 70's rock elements to the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from s low to mid paced stoner rock riffs that also combine influences from metal, blues, and psychedelic to create a sound of their own, while the lead guitars are 70's style rock/metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are all clean singing stoner rock vocals, while the lyrics cover pissed off and protest themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on t his recording.
In my opinion Ape Machine are a very great sounding stoner rock band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Every Body Bleeds" "Mangled By The Machine" "Grind Of Defeat" and "Pay Attention". RECOMMENDED BUY.