This is a review of a live recording from Dream Long Dead which continues their hybrid of doom, death metal, sludge and punk which was released in 2013 and called "Madness Dead Alive - Live Invocations to the ONES That Lurk At The Threshold".
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced riffs that combine doom, death metal, sludge and punk together to create a sound of their own with some dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing at times as well as a brief use of soft and clean playing and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals are all early style death metal vocals that go back to the roots of the genre, while the lyrics cover Occultism and H.P Lovecraft writings, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound to it while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with the songs being recorded live and are very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Dream Long Dead and if you are a fan of doom/death and sludge metal, you should check out this live recording. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Madness From Above". RECOMMENDED BUY.