Samothrace are a band from Seattle, Washington that plays a mixture of doom/death metal with sludge and crustcore and this is a review of their 2012 album "Reverence To Stone" which was released by 20 Buck Spin.
Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats with some percussion playing being utilized at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording, as for the sound effects when they are utilized they bring in elements of ambient, drone and noise music.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced doom metal riffs that utilize the heaviness of death metal and mix in influences from sludge and crustcore to create a sound of their own as well as throwing in dark sounding melodies in the riffing in addition there is a brief use of clean playing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from deep doom/death metal growls to high pitched sludge screams, while the lyrics cover dark and depressing themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording, in addition the 2 songs that are present on this recording are very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Samathrace are a very great sounding hybrid of doom and sludge metal and if you are a fan of this style of music, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "When We Emerged". RECOMMENDED BUY.