Agoraphobic Nosebleed are a band from Maryland that are more known for playing noise/grindcore but take that genre and also mix in elements of sludge and doom metal on this recording and this is a review of their ep "Arc" which will be released by Relapse Records in the year of 2016.
A very distorted noisy reverb starts off the ep along with some melodic doom metal riffing that goes into more of a sludge direction a few seconds later as well as introducing high pitched screams onto the recording and all 3 of their tracks are very long and epic in length and also bring in a stoner vibe at times.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and some of t he riffs also bring in a Southern metal vibe at times and all 3 of the tracks stick to a very slow yet heavy musical direction and death metal growls can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and the ep closes with some elements of harsh noise.
On this recording Agoraphobic Nosebleed slows everything down to focus more on a slower yet heavy doom/sludge metal direction while also retaining the screaming vocals, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover misnathropic and angry themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Agoraphobic Nosebleed and if you are a fan of this band or sludge and doom metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Deathbed". 8 out of 10.