The Body are a band from Rhode Island that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style that I would describe as being a mixture of drone, doom, and sludge metal and this is a review of their self titled 2004 album which was re-issued by At A Loss Recordings in 2012.
Drums are all slow playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording, while the synths and sound effects bring in elements of drone, dark ambient and industrial noise to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy sludge riffing that dominate throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars are all slow riffs that mix doom, drone and sludge metal together with most of the songs being short while a couple are very long and epic in length addition there is a stoner vibe to some of the riffing and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording with the music being all heavy rhythms.
Vocals are mostly high pitched sludge screams with some spoken word parts and samples being used at times, while the lyrics cover hateful and heavy themes, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion this was a great album from The Body which is alot less experimental than their newer material and if you are a fan of sludge/doom metal, you should check this recording out. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The City Of The Magnificent Jewel" "The Mother And Tomb Of All Things" and "Final Words". RECOMMENDED BUY.