Sail are a band from the United Kingdom that plays an atmospheric mixture of sludge and doom metal with elements of prog and post rock and this is a review of their 2017 album "Slumbersong" which will be released in March by Hibernacula Records.
Melodic guitar leads start off the album along with some riffs that are very he while also bringing in a decent amount of melody and the vocals are one in a clean singing fashion and the riffing also brings in the heaviness of sludge and doom metal and clean guitars when t hey are utilized gives the songs a more progressive feeling.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction and as the album progresses elements of post rock can be heard and some of the melodies also would fit on a mainstream radio rock station and there is also a brief instrumental before returning back to vocal tracks and a couple of the songs are long and epic in length and there is also a brief use of more aggressive vocals and they close the album with an acoustic ballad.
Sail plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in the more melodic styles of sludge and doom metal while the prog and post rock elements gives the songs more originality, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Sail are a very great sounding melodic and progressive mixture of sludge, doom, and post metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Praise And Hatred" "Ghosts" "Old Tom" and "Slumbersong". 8 out of 10.
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