Old Thunder are a 1 man band from Kentucky that plays an atmospheric mixture of doom and sludge metal with elements of crust punk and this is a review of his self released 2014 ep "Slings & Arrows".
A very dark, heavy and melodic doom metal sound starts off the ep and after a minute the music starts to speed up a bit and brings in crust elements and blast beats along with some aggressive sludge style screams which also have a death metal feeling to them at times and after awhile the music starts to alternate between fast and slow parts.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when solos and leads are added onto the recording they bring a more melodic feeling to the songs they are present on and you can also hear some clean playing, melodic vocals and spoken word parts in certain sections of the recording and all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and every track sounds different from each other which also makes the ep have a more diverse approach.
Old Thunder takes a very atmospheric style of doom metal and brings in the heaviness of sludge along with the energy of crust punk and a few progressive touches while doom metal is the main influence to create a very dark, melancholic, melodic and heavy sound on this ep, the production sounds very dark and heavy for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover suffering, loss, faith and Appalachian life themes.
In my opinion Old Thunder are a very great sounding atmospheric mixture of doom and sludge metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "June 2, 1910" and "Rainroom". 8 out of 10.