Rue are a band from Akron, Ohio that plays sludge metal mixed with death metal growling and this is a review of their 2011 album "Thorns" which was released by Shifty Records.
Drums are mostly slow to mid paced drumming with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats , while the bass playing has a very dark, strong and powerful tone to it.
Rhythm guitars are slow to mid paced sludge metal riffs that mixes in some death metal heaviness to it, while the lead guitars are very distorted and noisy sounding guitar leads.
Vocals are a mixture of deep death metal growls, high pitched sluge screams with some clean singing being thrown in at times and on the last song there is a brief spoken word passafe, while the lyrics cover people and drugs, as for the production it has a very dark, strong, heavy and professional sound to it, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized briefly they use full chords to give the music a psychedelic sound.
In my opinion RUe are a very good sounding sludge metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Brown" "Sadaver" "High Iron Blues" and " AWord Of Flies"