Noriega are a band from Los Angeles, California that plays a mixture of sludge, doom, death metal and hardcore and this is a review of their 2009 ep "Desolo" which was released by Viable Recording.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine sludge with doom, death metal and hardcore together to create a sound of their own along with some soft and clean playing, while the lead guitars when they are utilized are very dark and melodic sounding guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from sludge style screams, hardcore style yells and deep death metal vocals, while the lyrics cover everyday themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on t his recording with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Noriega are a very great sounding hybrid of sludge, doom, death metal and hardcore and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Bernard" and "Ballocaust". RECOMMENDED BUY.