Zlatanera are a band from Northern Ireland that plays a mixture of sludge, stoner, doom, groove and heavy metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Ledgerdemain" which will be released in August.
A very hard and heavy sound starts off the album along with some stoner rock style melodies and the vocals are also done in a very melodic groove metal style while the riffs also bring in the heaviness of sludge and doom and you can also hear a lot of 70's metal influences in the bands musical style.
While there is a great amount of retro and old school elements in the bands musical style the music still sounds very modern and the solos and leads bring in a very melodic and old school style of hard rock and heavy metal and as the album progresses keyboards along with spoken word parts can be heard briefly as well as a few of the tracks being long and epic in length and some songs also bring in a small amount of clean playing and all of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction.
Zlatanera plays a musical style that takes heavy, groove and stoner metal and mixes it in with the heaviness of sludge and doom to create a musical style of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism, and Violent themes.
In my opinion Zlatanera are a very great sounding mixture of sludge, stoner, doom, groove and heavy metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Bar To Far" "Master of Ceremonies" and "Advance Of The Clodhopper". 8 out of 10.
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