Greenleaf are a band from Sweden that plays a mixture of stoner and alternative rock and this is a review of their 2014 album "Trails And Passes" which will be released by Small Stone Recordings.
A very melodic and retro style hard rock style sound starts off the album along with some clean singing stoner rock vocals as well as some 70's style guitar leads and they also bring in elements of 90's alternative rock on the other tracks and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and you can also hear some traces of metal in the heavier sections of the music
As the album progresses the music gets more psychedelic sounding in certain parts of the recording as well a s bringing in the slowness and heaviness of doom metal at times and the guitar leads also start using more distorted effects to enhance the 70's rock sounds of the recording and one of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
The band sticks to a retro 70's sound from beginning to end of the recording while the alternative, metal and stoner rock elements update the music for the modern day as well as giving the music a more heavier edge than classic rock.
Greenleaf show their love for 70's music with this album bringing back the trippy elements in the guitar leads and also adding in a dose of 90's alternative and modern stone r rock to give the recording a more updated sound, the production is very professional sounding and the lyrics cover dark and metaphysical themes.
In my opinion Greenleaf are a very decent sounding mixture of stoner and alternative rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Our Mother" "Depth Of The Sun" "The Drum" and "Trails & passes". 7/8 out of 10.
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