"The Woods Are Full of Killers" begins with some heavy distortion before going into a dark and melodic sounding guitar riff and a minute later you can hear some bass and acoustic guitars while still remaining heavy and then the power chords, drums and melodic clean singing vocals start kicking in and after a few minutes there is a brief use of high pitched sludge screams along with some melodic guitar leads and towards the end the music starts getting alot more heavier.
"The Scavenger's Daughter" begins with classic rock style guitar leads and then some bass guitars and drums start kicking in as well as some vocals and heavy guitar rhythms and a few minutes later the vocals start adding in some more aggressive elements while also not being too high pitched which also takes the music into a heavier direction and the song closes with some spoken word samples.
"Sleeps In Burning Hills" begins with some heavy doom metal guitar and bass riffs along with some drums which lead to some aggressive style vocals and a few minutes later the guitars stop briefly and the song adds in some distortion and acoustic guitars along with a brief use of spoken words as well as some heavy bass guitars and then the music goes into a heavy and melodic direction and there is also a brief use of guitar solos and leads and then the acoustic guitars and nature sounds start coming in.
"Too Much Perfection Is A Mistake" begins with some nature sounds and heavy distortion which then leads to some guitar riffs along with some clean playing in the background an d this song is all instrumental with no vocals.
"California Comes The Rain" begins with some dark clean guitar playing and after awhile melodic vocals start making their way into the music as well as some drums and then the heavy guitars and sludge screams start making their presence known as well as some deep death metal growls and the guitars also start bringing in some dark sounding melodies along with the bass guitars getting alot more stronger and heavier.
"GunSwallower" begins with some heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums and melodic vocals and then the guitars start adding some melody into the riffing and then t he vocals turn into high pitched screams which also leads to some melodic guitar solos and leads as well as deep growls but the clean singing does return in certain parts of the song and towards the end the guitars stop for a few seconds and go into distorted parts briefly before returning to being heavy again and adding in some fast bass guitar riffs briefly.
"Hide The Bodies From God" begins with some heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums and sludge style vocals as well as some deep growls and after a while the music goes into a cleaner direction with some acoustic guitars and spoken word parts but also bringing in some melodic riffing and pianos and towards the end of the song the music returns to a heavier direction.
"We Are the Wolves" begins with some drum beats and a few seconds later heavy bass guitars and clean singing make their way into the song which lead to some heavy guitar riffs and aggressive vocals and then guitar leads start coming in and out of the song and the melodic vocals return in certain sections of the song and the riffing also starts utilizing some melody.
"My Coffin Is Loaded With Sand And Fire Part I" begins with some heavy bass guitars and drums and then some clean guitar riffs and melodic vocals start coming in and after awhile classic rock style guitar leads become a part of the song and start coming in and out and towards the end the music starts getting alot heavier.
"My Coffin Is Loaded With Sand And Fire Part II" begins with some heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums, growls and screams and as time moves by the guitar riffing starts adding in some 70s style melodic metal riffing and a few seconds there is a brief use of clean singing being utilized.
"My Coffin Is Loaded With Sand And Fire Part III" begins with some distorted parts and psychedelic sounds as well as some drums and after awhile you can hear some clean guitars which leads to some spoken word samples and towards the end there are some melodic female vocals being utilized.
"My Coffin Is Loaded With Sand And Fire Part IV" begins with some clean rhythm and bass guitar playing and after a couple of minutes heavy and melodic guitar riffs start coming into the song as well as some aggressive vocals and a minute later guitar leads start coming in and out of the song along with a brief use of spoken word parts, around the 5 minute mark the bass guitar starts taking over the song but also keeping around some of the guitar leads which leads to some melodic female vocals being utilized briefly and towards the end the heavy guitar riffs return and also bring in some melodic male vocals.
"My Coffin Is Loaded With Sand And Fire Part V" begins with some heavy guitar riffs, drums and aggressive vocals and after awhile post rock elements are brought into the song along with some distorted and psychedelic effects which lead to some melodic female vocals and a few minutes later the song goes more into a drone direction but does go back to its heavier roots after a couple of minutes and the song and album closes with some distorted parts.
Song lyrics cover dark themes along with the last 5 songs having a concept to them, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording as well as most of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion When The Deadbolt Breaks are a very great sounding experimental sludge/doom metal metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Woods Are Full of Killers" "Sleeps In Burning Hills" and "We Are the Wolves". RECOMMENDED BUY.