Howl are a band from Rhode Island that plays a mixture of sludge and death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Bloodlines" which was released by Relapse Records.
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing along with a brief use of fast playing and blast beats, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine sludge with the heaviness of death metal to create a sound of their own with some melody being t hrown into the riffing at times, while the lead guitars when they are utilized are very melodic sounding death metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from deep death metal growls, hardcore style shouts and high pitched sludge screams as well as a brief use of clean singing, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, dark, heavy and professional sound to it.
In my opinion Howl are a very great sounding hybrid of sludge and death metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Midnight Eyes" "Demonic" "Your Hell Begins" and "The Mouth Of Madness". RECOMMENDED BUY.