Sleestack are a band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style that combines sludge, doom metal, stoner and psychedelic rock together and this is a review of their self released 2013 live album "Live At The Cactus Club".
The album has its start with some semi clean guitar riffs and after a couple of minutes drums are added into the music which then leads up to the music going into a heavy doom metal direction as well as the bass guitars getting a lot more heavier and then the haunting melodic vocals and deep death metal grows start to kick in, as the music progresses it starts adding in more dark melodies.
As the album moves on clean parts are mixed in with the heavier parts and they really make the music stand out and the music also starts getting more psychedelic in sound as well as going into long improv jams where there are no vocals present for a long time and from what I can hear in the crowd noise there are not a lot of people there but the band and the crowd do seem to interact very well and the jam sessions seem to be the same jam and they where recorded in 4 different parts.
You can hear a lot of talent and skill being utilized in these improv jams and while they all sound very good it is not something I would listen to a a regular basis and I prefer the regular albums this band puts out.
Lyrics are for the most part with the music being 90 percent instrumental, while the production has a very long and epic sound with all of the jam sessions being very long and epic in length and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Sleestack and if you are a fan of improv stoner/psychedelic jams with touch's of doom, death and sludge metal, you should check out this live album. RECOMMENDED.