Rwake are a band from Arkansas that plays a southern redneck gorm of progressive doom/sludge metal and this is a review of their 2011 album "Rest" which was released by Relapse Records.
Drums range from slow to midpaced drumming with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats, while the bas playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to midpaced sludge/doom metal riffs mixed in with alot of distortion and some dark sounding melodies in addition there is some ocassional slow and soft playing, while the lead guitars have a very bluesy southern rock feel with some guitar slides being thrown in as well as some heavy sludge/doom metal leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking to bring a classic/progressive rock feel to the music.
Vocals range from clean singing, shouting, and some sludge/doom metal screams and growls as well as the ocassional spoken word passage, while the lyrics cover dark themes, a s for the production it has a very dark and heavy sound to it.
In my opinion Rwake are a very good progressive/doom/sludge metal band and if you are a fan of this s tyle, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "It Was Beatiful but Now It's Sour" and "Was Only A Dream". RECEMMONDED BUY.