Cave of Swimmers are a band from Florida that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of progressive, experimental and sludge metal and this is a review of their self titled 2015 album "Reflection".
Electronic musical sounds start off the album along with some clean playing a few seconds later which leads up to the music getting a lot more heavier and incorporating elements of doom and sludge metal as well as adding clean singing vocals onto the recording and the riffs also incorporate a great amount of melody.
A good portion of the tracks are long and epic in length and the songs can also be very progressive and experimental at times and also mixes in spoken word parts and Latin music in some sections of the songs and when solos and leads are utilized they are in a very old school metal and rock direction.
At times the music brings in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a small amount of blast beats and a lot of tracks bring in elements of stoner rock along with the energy of punk and the melodies of traditional metal while some of the riffs are also very heavily influenced by 70's rock and metal.
Cave Of Swimmers mixes a lot of styles from doom, stoner, and heavy metal on this recording with Latin, experimental and progressive rock to create a very original sounding album, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording, while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great soundign recording from Cave Of Swimmers and if you are a fan of progressive, experimental, doom, stoner and heavy metal, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Prince of the Power Of The Air" and "Still Running". 8 out of 10.
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