Armed For Apocalypse are a band from California that plays a mixture of sludge, hardcore, groove and death/thrash and this is is a review of t heir 2013 album "The Road Will ENd" which was released by Ironclad Recordings.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being used at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording, as for the sound effects when they are utilized bring elements of noise to the music.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine sludge, hardcore, groove metal and death/thrash to create a sound of their own along with a brief use of clean playing, while the lead guitars are very dark sounding sludge/groove metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly groove/death metal style screams and growls along with a brief use of clean singing, while the lyrics cover Apocalypse and Armageddon themes, as for t he 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 this recording.
In my opinion Armed For Apocalypse are a very great sounding hybrid of sludge, hardcore, groove metal and death/thrash and if you are a fan of those musical genre's, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Starting Line Is A Trip Wire" "Built To Kill" "Drawing A Line" and "Ends Meet". RECOMMENDED BUY.