Rongeur are a band from Norway that plays a mixture of stoner and sludge metal and this is a review of their 2013 and 14 demo's "The Catastrophist" and "As the Blind Strive" which where released together in 2015 on a single album by Disciplin Media.
Drum beats start off the compilation along with some reverb and heavy riffs a few seconds later and you can also hear a decent amount of melody in the bands musical style when vocals are added into the music they are aggressive hardcore and sludge style shouts and screams and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Some of the tracks bring in a small amount of spoken word parts and you can also hear a touch of post hardcore in the bands musical style and when solos and leads are utilized they are very dark and melodic and also add a touch of post metal to the songs and all of the tracks stick to a slow musical direction.
Rongeur plays a style on these 2 demo's that go for more of a melodic style of sludge, stoner and post hardcore while still having a decent amount of heaviness to them, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover angry and real life themes.
In my opinion Rongeur are a very decent sounding mixture of stoner and sludge metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lying Bastard Whore" "Why Would You" and "In Inceptum Finis Est". 8 out of 10.
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