I Klatus are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a mixture style that the band describes as being beyondcore, sludge, and shamanistic method doom and this is a review of their 2013 album "Kether" which was released by Horse Drawn Productions.
Drums are all slow to mid paced playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording, 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, as for the sound effects when they are utilized they bring a very psychedelic sound to the recording.
Rhythm guitars are all slow to mid paced riffs that combine sludge, grime and doom metal together to create a sound of their own along with a great amount of heavy distortion being thrown into the riffing, while the lead guitars when they are utilized they are noise/punk/doom metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to add some progressive elements to the recording.
Vocals range from sludge style shouts and screams, deep growls and spoken word samples as well as a brief use of clean singing with the last song using female vocals, while the lyrics cover Metaphysical, Occult, Cabala, Sumerian and Dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, dark, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion I Klatus are a very great sounding hybrid of sludge, grime and doom metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "John Of The Network" "Portals(Under The Lake)" "By The Coercion Of Marduk" and "Dark Commitment To The Ceaseless NON". RECOMMENDED BUY.