The Ditch And The Delta are a band from Salt Lake City, Utah that plays a mixture of sludge metal, math and noise rock and this is a review of their 2017 album "Hives In Decline" which will be released in May by Battleground Records.
Atmospheric drones start off the album along with some amp sounds a few seconds later which also leads up to a more heavy and melodic musical direction which also introduces drums onto the recording and after awhile sludge style screams start making their presence known along with touches of noise rock.
Math rock style structures are used quite a bit throughout the recording and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic yet progressive style and at times the bass guitars also add in leads of their own along with clean playing also being added into certain sections of the recording,
Some tracks also add in elements of post rock while one track adds in touches of blues rock along with a small amount of slide guitars and all of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced direction and on the closing track a decent amount of melodic vocals are added into the music.
The Dutch And The Delta plays a musical style that takes a progressive form of sludge metal and mixes it with math, noise and post rock to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and angry themes.
In my opinion The Dutch And The Delta are a very great sounding mixture of sludge metal, math and noise rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fuck On Asphalt" and "Dread Spectacle". 8 out of 10.
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