Snow Burial are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a musical style that they refer to as 'hipster doom metal' and this is a review of their self released 2014 ep "Oxblood Ties".
A very distorted sound starts off the ep along with a very powerful sounding bass guitar which leads up to a more heavy sludge/doom metal direction along with some melodic post metal style guitar leads and shouting style vocals that are very aggressive at times while also bringing in a decent amount of clean singing.
At times the music brings in a good mixture of both clean and heavy parts and at time s you can also hear some elements of hardcore in the bands musical style and at time s the riffing brings in a touch of stoner metal and all of the songs stick to a slow yet heavy musical direction while also incorporating a great amount of melody in the riffing.
Snow Burial plays a style of sludge/doom metal that is very heavy yet melodic at the same time and also brings in a great amount of post metal elements to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark yet professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark and negative themes.
In my opinion Snow Burial are a very great sounding hipster doom metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Liars" and "Burned". 8 out of 10.
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