Beast In The Field are a band from Detroit, Michigan that plays an instrumental from of stoner/doom metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "The Sacred Above, The Sacred Below" which was released by Saw Her Ghost Records.
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with no no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording along with a brief use of tribal sounding percussion work, while there are no bass guitars present on this recording, as for the sound effects which are only use briefly bring a very avant garde and experimental sound to the album.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced heavy and dark riffs that combine doom and stoner metal together to create a sound of their own, while the lead guitars which are only utilized are very 70's orientated 70 heavy metal/hard rock guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars which are only used briefly use finger picking and full chords to add psychedelic elements to the album.
Vocals and song writing are all absent from this recording with the music being all instrumental, while the song themes cover Native American Shamanism, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound to it with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Beast In The Field are a very great sounding instrumental stoner/doom metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hollow Horn" "Wakan Tanka" "Oncoming Avalanche" and "Covered by Clouds, Eaten By Snakes". RECOMMENDED BUY.
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