The Bendal Interlude are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of sludge, southern, groove and stoner metal with a touch of psychedelia and this is a review of their 2016 album "Reign Of The Unblinking Eye" which will be released in April by Black Bow Records.
Psychedelic sounds and spoken word samples start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction that mixes southern and groove metal together along with some melodies and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the vocals are mostly sludge style screams.
When the music speeds up elements of thrash can be heard while some of the riffing has more of a stoner feeling while also mixing in the heaviness of doom metal and when solos and leads are utilized they are done in more of a 70's rock/metal fashion and some songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and some fast parts as well as a brief use of blast beats and one song also add in a small amount of acoustic guitars while t he main focus remains more on a heavier musical style and the last track is very long and epic in length.
The Bendal Interlude plays a musical style that takes psychedelia, southern and groove metal and mixes it with sludge and thrash metal to create something very heavy yet melodic sounding, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and real life themes.
In my opinion The Bendal Interlude are a very great sounding mixture of southern, sludge, groove and thrash metal with a touch of psychedelia and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Buckfast For Breakfast" "Pint Of Bodies" "Triumph Of Fortitudo" and "R.I.P". 8 out of 10.