Steak Number Eight are a band from Belgium that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric mixture of sludge and post metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Kosmokoma" which was released by Indie Recordings.
A very distorted sound starts off the album along with some drum beats and melodic guitar leads which leads up to a heavier musical direction that is very heavily rooted in post metal and after awhile high pitched sludge screams start becoming a very huge part of the recording and you can also hear a touch of stoner rock at times.
Clean singing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the solos and leads the band uses are done in a melodic fashion and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and some songs also bring in spoken word samples and elements of grunge and punk rock and some of the riffs add melodies and grooves to the recording.
Some of the tracks are long and epic in length and as the album progresses the music gets more atmospheric while later tracks bring in a small amount of acoustic guitars and psychedelic elements along with a brief use of slide guitar leads and female vocals and the clean guitars when they are utilized gives the music more of a progressive feeling and all of the tracks stick either to a slow or mid paced musical direction.
Steak Number Eight creates another very atmospheric post sludge metal album with this recording and also gets a bit more experimental and melodic this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Steak Number Eight and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Your Son Deserves To Die Twice" "Knows, Sees, Tells All" "It Might be The Lights" and "Fruit Punch". 8 out of 10.