Scepter Of Eligos are a band from Denver, Colorado that plays a mixture of doom, sludge and death metal and this is a review of their self released and self titled 2013 ep.
The ep starts out with a very dark and heavy sound before speeding up a bit and bringing in crust influenced death growls and screams and after awhile the music starts bringing in a small amount of d beats before finally heading into a doom metal direction.
As the recording progresses the bass playing starts to get a lot more stronger and stoner and sludge elements become a part of the music along with some dark sounding melodies and after awhile a brief use of clean playing is brought into the music before returning to a heavier direction as well as adding a melodic yet rough edge to the vocals and not too long after that 70's style guitar leads and psychedelic sounds are brought into the ep and the last song goes into a more old school death metal direction along with a small amount of blast beats while also having its moments of doom as wel as bringing in a brief use of spoken word parts.
With this ep Scepter Of Eligos brign out the heaviest and darkest sounds of doom metal and sludge and mix it in with the heaviness of death metal along with a small amount of crust and thrash influence to create a very interesting ep and every song has a very different sound to it.
Song lyrics cover dark, occult and pot smoking themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, dark and heavy sound for being a self released and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this ep.
In my opinion Scepter Of Eligos are a very great sounding mixture of doom, sludge and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Spiritual Fallout" and "Prayer For Destruction". 8 out of 10.