Goatsnake are a band from Los Angeles, California that plays a stoner form of doom metal with a touch of sludge and this is a review of their 2015 album "Black Age Blues" which will be rleeased in June by Southern Lord Recordings.
Pianos and clean singing start off the album along with a very lo-fi atmosphere and after a minute the music starts going into more of a heavy and melodic doom metal direction along with clean singing that also adds a 70's vibe to the recording while the music still sounds very modern and the later tracks bring in elements of stoner rock and sludge.
Most of the music sticks to a very slow yet heavy musical direction and you can also hear a small amount of harmonicas in certain sections of the recording which also adds a touch of blues rock to the album and when solos and leads are utilized they also add more of a stoner rock/metal sound to the recording as well as enhancing the retro vibe of the songs and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and a couple of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
Goatsnake plays mostly a melodic style of doom metal that is very heavily rooted in the 70's and 80's but also mixes in elements of stoner rock and sludge along with a more modern sound to create a musical style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Life Experiences.
In my opinion Goatsnake are a very great sounding stoner/doom metal with a touch of sludge and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Elevated Moon" "House Of The Moon" "Graves" and "A Killing Blues". 8 out of 10.
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