Fistula are a band from Cleveland, Ohio that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of sludge and doom metal with a touch of hardcore and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Longing For Infection" which will be released in July.
Annoying type vocals start off the album before going into more of a heavier doom metal direction which also brings in the heaviness of thrash and when the music speeds up it brings in more of a hardcore style along with some screaming vocals along with some touches of crust and d beat and you you can also h ear an influence of thrash in the music.
Spoken word samples can also be heard in the music at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while some of the riffs also utilize a decent amount of melody and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length while all of the songs remain true to a heavy musical direction and when guitar solos and leads a re utilized they are done in a melodic fashion.
Fistula creates another recording that remains true to the hardcore influenced style of sludge and doom metal from previous releases, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover anti religion, drugs, death and life themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Fistula and if you are a fan of hardcore, sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Too Many Devils And Drugs" "Destitute" and "Detox". 8 out of 10.
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