Battalions are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of stoner and sludge metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Nothing To Lose" which will be released in February by Black Bow Records.
A very hard, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album along with some high pitched sludge screams a few seconds later and you can also hear the influence of stoner metal and doom in the bands musical style and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the guitar leads are done in a melodic fashion.
While the music has a retro vibe the heaviness and high pitched screams gives the songs more of a modern feeling along with a touch of groove and the tracks also bring in a great mixture of slow and mid paced parts and only speeding up briefly and the album also remains heavy from beginning to ending of the recording and spoken word parts are used briefly on the last track.
Battalions plays a musical style that takes stoner and sludge metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and real life themes.
In my opinion Battalions are a very great sounding mixture of stoner and sludge metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Cowards' Manifesto" "Whiskey And Wine" and "Shitstorm Troopers". 8 out of 10.
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