Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sleestak/Skylon Express/2010 CD Review


  Sleestak  are  a  band  from  Milwaukee,  Wisconsin  that  played  a  mixture  of  doom,  death  metal,  sludge,  stoner,  psychedelic  and  space  rock  on  this  recording  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2010  album  "Skylon  Express"  which  consists  of  the  ep's  "Library  of  Skulls"  and  "Skylon  Express".

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  playing  with  no  fast  drumming  or  blast  beats  being  present on  this  recording,  while the  sound  effects  bring  the  psychedelic,  space  and  70's  rock  influences  to  the  album,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  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  doom,  death  metal,  sludge,  stoner,  psychedelic  and  space  rock  together  to  create  a  sound  of t heir  own  along  with  some  melody  and  clean  playing,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  psychedelic  sounding  stoner  rock  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  range  from  clean  singing,  spoken  word  parts  and  deep  death  metal  growls,  while  the  lyrics  cover  Altrusion  fiction,  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  this  recording  with  most  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Sleestak  are  a v ery  great  sounding  hybrid  of  doom,  death  metal,  stoner,  sludge,  psychedelic  and  space  rock  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Skylon  Express"  Library  Of  Skulls"  and  "Sleestak  Wardance".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

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