Kielkropf are a band from Austria that plays sludge metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 ep "Step back, I'm about to dance".
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the ep along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to t hem and after a few seconds later aggressive vocals are added onto the recording and they also give the music a touch of groove metal and hardcore and the melodies bring in a lot of doom metal elements.
A couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the music also brings back a lot of the 90's style of sludge metal while also bringing in more of a modern take on the genre and there is also a brief use of melodic guitar leads and the whole ep stays very heavy from beginning to ending of the recording with no fast, clean and soft parts ever being utilized.
Kiellkropf plays a style of sludge metal that goes back to the beginning days of the genre and ignores any of the modern trends that have been in that style over the last few years, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark and real life themes.
In my opinion Kiellkropf are a very great sounding sludge metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Whoremonger" and "Wait For the Richochet". 8 out of 10.