Show Of Bedlam are a band from Quebec, Canada that plays a mixture of sludge, stoner and doom metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "Roont" which will be re-issued in May by PRC Music.
Avant garde sounds start off the album and after awhile the music starts to get more heavy and goes for more of a doom metal sound that also bring s in a decent amount of melody along with some clean singing female vocals and a good portion of the tracks are long and epic in length and the vocals also bring in aggressive screams at times.
Spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with a small amount of psychedelic sounds along with some elements of ritualistic and noise music and some of the tracks bring in a small amount of death metal growls and blast beats and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording and when solos and leads are utilized they are very dark and melodic and a couple of the tracks also brings in a small amount of clean playing.
Show Of Bedlam plays a musical style that takes sludge, stoner and doom metal and mixes them together along with some atmospheric and occult rock elements as well as a touch of death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover mental illness, shame and alienation.
In my opinion S how Of Bedlam are a very great sounding mixture of sludge, stoner and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Roont" and "Dress For Sale". 8 out of 10.