Godhunter are a band from Arizona that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very heavy form of sludgecore and this is a review of their 2014 album "City of Dust" which will be released as a joint effort between The Compound and battleground Records.
The album starts out with spoken word samples and ambient noise sounds before going into a heavy and melodic doom metal direction and after awhile aggressive vocals are added into the music which also bring in elements of hardcore and when solos are added into the music they bring in influences from 70's rock.
The band also bring this sound to their other songs as well while also having a more modern approach to this musical genre and the vocals also utilize traits of death metal as well as a small amount of a melodic edge being utilized briefly along with some more high pitched sludge screams and you can also hear some powerful and heavy bass lines throughout the record and the album gets more epic as time goes on by and they also bringing in acoustic guitars and clean singing on one song and you can also hear some synths being used on the last track.
Godhunter bring out a great amount of heaviness with their music and they take sludge and add in death metal, 70's rock and hardcore influences their own sound and they also have somewhat of an old school feeling to them as well.
Song lyrics cover political and corruption themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording as well as some of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Godhunter and if you are a fan of sludgecore, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Despite All" "Snake Oil Dealer" and "Plague Widow". 8 out of 10.