Sorxe are a band from Arizona that plays a psychedelic mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Surrounded By Shadows".
A very heavy, dark and heavy doom metal sound starts off the album along with some high pitched screams a few seconds later which also have a melodic edge to them at times along with a small amounts of growls and the guitars also utilize a decent amount of melody, the band also uses a decent mixture of both clean and heavy parts.
After awhile psychedelic and ambient sounds are added into the bands heavy doom/sludge metal sound along with the melodic vocals adding in some influences from grunge and when guitar leads are added into the music they give the music more of a 70's rock feeling along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them as well as the band using 2 bass players instead of 1.
When synths are added into certain sections of the recording they give the music more of a darker sound and some of the later tracks also see the band adding in drones at times as well as adding in a few tracks that are very long and epic in length which also sees the guitar leads going into a more darker, modern and melodic direction and as the album progresses the band evolves more into a psychedelic form of sludge metal.
Sorxe creates a very heavy and psychedelic style of sludge/doom metal with their music as way as bringing in a great amount of melody to this musical genre, the production sounds very powerful and heavy for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Sorxe are a very great sounding mixture of psychedelic, sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Streamroller" "Smoke Signals" "Made To Suffer" and "The Mountain Man". 8 out of 10.