Ether are a band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida that plays sludge metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "There Is Nothing Left For Me There" which will be released on July 7th by Dead Truth Recordings.
Distorted amp drones start off the album along with some record player samples and after the intro goes into a heavier direction along with a small amount of blast beats while the vocals are very aggressive and mix hardcore and sludge together and some of the tracks a re very long and epic in length.
Clean singing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion and violins can also be heard briefly and as the album progresses a brief use of steel and acoustic guitars can be heard on a few of tracks and they also give the music a more southern feeling and there are also a couple of instrumental tracks and a later song also brings in a small amount of spoken word samples.
Ether plays a style of sludge metal that has its roots in t he NOLA style while also making things a little bit different, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover socio political, whitewashing of historically tragic events, western programming, capitalism, and other tenets of the denigrating of the human condition.
In my opinion Ether are a very great sounding sludge metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "For Every Nail, A Noose" "No Gods, All Masters" and "Fleas Of A Rat". 8 out of 10.
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