Conclave are a band from Massachusetts that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of sludge, stoner and doom metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Sins of The Elders" which will be released in June by Lost Apparitions Records.
Rain sounds and acouystic guitars start off the album along with some spoken word parts a few seconds later and after the intro the music starts going into more of a heavier and melodic doom metal direction which also brings in the heaviness of sludge and the vocals have a very aggressive approach to them.
A good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the vocals can also be very melodic at times and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody and acoustic guitars along with spoken word parts and soundscapes also make a return in certain sections of the recording while the songs also start incorporating more elements of stoner metal while also mixing in death metal influences at times and the whole album sticks to a very slow musical direction from beginning to ending of the recording and the album closes with an acoustic instrumental.
Conclave creates another recording that takes sludge, stoner and doom metal and makes an album that is very dark, slow, heavy and melodic at the same time, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Conclave and if you are a fan of stoner, sludge and doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Funeral Fire" "Mammut" and "Sins Of The Elders". 8 out of 10.