Zatokrev are a band from Switzerland that plays a mixture of sludge, doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "The Bat The Wheel And The Long Road To Nowhere" which will be released by Candlelight Records.
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 strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates through out the recording
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced riffs that combine sludge and doom metal with the heaviness of death metal mixed in with some noisy distorted and melodic sounding riffing as well as some soft and clean paying in addition there is a brief use of black metal influences being thrown into the riffing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding sludge metal guitar solos and leads, as for the slide guitars when they are utilized they bring a blues sound to the music.
Vocals are mostly high pitched sludge style screams with a brief use of clean singing industrial style vocals being utilized on the last song, while the lyrics are written in a mixture Of English, Chezch, and Slovak and they cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very dark, strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Zatokrev are a very great sounding hybrid of sludge, doom and death metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Goddam Lights" "Roded With Snakes" "Medium" and "The Bat". RECOMMENDED BUY.