Harpoon are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a mixture of grindcore, crust, hardcore and drone/sludge and this is a review of their 2011 album "Deception Among Birds" which was released by Seventh Rule Recordings.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a few blast beats being used on ocassion, while the bass playing has a ver heavy tone with some drone style riffing being used at times.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mi paced to fast riffing that combine grindcore, crust, hardcore and drone/sludge together to create a very original sound with alot of distortion and reverb and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on the recording.
Vocals are mostly crust/sludge style yells and screams with some growls and clean singing being used at times, while the lyrics cover everyday and hateful themes, as for the production it has a very dark, powerful and heavy sound to it and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Harpoon are a very good band with a sound of their own and if you are looking for something that is original, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Prequel To A Lifetime Of Dissapointment" "TYhe Cut Of His Jib" and "Deception Among Birds". RECEMMONDED BUY.