Maeth are a band from Minnesota that plays a mixture of sludge, doom metal, psychedelic and noise and this is a review of their 2013 album "Into Ashes" which was released by Minneconsin.
The album starts out with avant garde style noises and dark synths which leads up to acoustic guitars and psychedelic sounds before going pass the intro into a heavy post sludge sound along with a mixture of clean and heavy parts along with some aggressive vocals and melody and solos.
When the album goes into the first long song it starts out with a clean progressive sound and psych effects before going into a more heavy and melodic direction as well as bringing in traces of hardcore and noise which leads up to aggressive growls and screams along with a small amount of spoken word parts and all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and as time goes on by progressive rock influences are brought into the music.
As the album progresses brief instrumentals are added before each song with the first being in the folk music direction along with tribal elements as well as one of the later ones using acoustic guitars and spoken word samples, while the regular song s are in the more heavy yet progressive and dark direction as well as bringing in clean singing during certain sections of the recording.
Maeth bring out a great amount of talent and diversity with their music along with a great amount of heaviness and melody and while the music is mostly in a sludge or doom metal direction you can hear traces of psychedelic, noise, progressive and post rock throughout this recording which gives the album a very original sounding edge.
Song lyrics cover darkness and mysticism themes, while the production 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 as well as most of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Maeth are a very great sounding mixture of psychedelic, progressive, sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nomad" "Wolves" "Troodon" and "Big Sky". 8 out of 10.