Church are a band from Sacramento, California that plays of doom metal, sludge, drone, ambience and psychedelic rock and this is a review of their 2015 album "Unanswered Hymns" which will be released in September by Battelground Records.
A very slow, dark and melodic doom metal sound starts off the album along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound and a few seconds later the heaviness of sludge starts to kick in and melodic female vocals can also be heard at times and the music also utilizes death metal growls in some parts of the songs.
All 3 of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the songs also mix in high pitched sludge screams in certain sections of the recording and there are also some parts that also bring in a decent amount of clean playing that also gives the songs more of a 70's and psychedelic feeling and when solos and leads are utilized they add more of a dark and melodic feeling to the recording and the whole album always sticks to a very slow and dark musical style.
Church plays a musical style that has some roots in traditional doom but also mixes in elements of sludge, death metal, drone and psychedelic rock, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism themes.
In my opinion Church are a very great sounding mixture of doom metal, sludge, drone, ambience and psychedelic rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Stargazer". 8 out of 10.