Mares Of Thrace are a band from Hamilton, Ontario that plays a very atmospheric form of noise/doom/sludge metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "The Pilgrimage" which was released by Sonic Unyon Metal.
Drums range from 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 tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them, as for the noise effects they bring a very dark and avant garde sound to the music.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced riffs that combine sludge with doom metal mixed in with a great amount of distortion that brings in the atmospheric and noise elements into the music while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding metal/rock guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly high pitched sludge/noise screams mixed with some deep growls and a brief spoken word part, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very dark and heavy sound to it.
In my opinion Mares of thrace are a very great sounding noise/doom/sludge metal hybrid and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE"The Pragmantist" "Triple B" and "The Goat Thief". RECOMMENDED BUY.