Trapped Within Burning Machinery are a band from California that plays a heavy mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "The Fifth Element" which will be released in July as a joint effort between Midnite Collective and Black Voodoo Records.
Clean playing starts off the album and after a minute clean singing vocals start to kick in giving the music more of a post rock feeling and after awhile the music starts getting more heavy and melodic and also adds in sludge style high pitched screams and doom metal riffing along with a few of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
There seems to be a good balance between both clean and heavy parts throughout the recording and the solos and leads also bring a melodic post metal feeling to the bands musical style and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and you can also hear a touch of doom/death metal in some of the guitar riffing along with a small amount of growling vocals and some parts also bring in a very atmospheric and depressive feeling and the whole album sticks to a very slow musical direction from beginning to ending of the recording.
Trapped Within Burning Machinery plays a musical style that takes some of the more modern post and sludge metal sounds and mixes them with 90's style doom/death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Anti Existence, Misanthropy, Industrialism, and Drugs.
In my opinion Trapped Within Burning Machinery are a very great sounding mixture of sludge and doom metal with a touch of death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Korben Dallas" and "Mr Shadow". 8 out of 10..