Flummox are a band from Tennessee that has been featured before in this zine and plays a progressive mixture of stoner and sludge metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Selcouth" which will be released in February by Tridroid Records.
A heavy bass guitar sound starts off the album and also brings in a 70's doom metal vibe along with some heavy guitars and melodic vocals a few seconds later and the solos and leads also remain true to a retro musical direction while spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and you can hear elements of stoner and progressive rock throughout the recording as well as some wah wah pedal style guitar solos and later songs also start mixing in more high pitched sludge screams and death metal growls as well as getting more avant garde.
Some songs also bring in a small amount of clean playing and when bass leads are utilized they give the music more of a funk feeling and you can also hear elements of blues rock as the album progresses while later song also introduce spoken word samples and flutes onto the recording and the songs also take a 70's style and makes it sound modern again and on the last songs the music speeds up briefly and also adds in a few seconds of blast beats.
Flummox creates an album t hat still has the sludge, stoner and doom metal elements of previous recordings while also getting more experimental, avant garde and also adding in more classic rock elements this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover philosophy, sill scenarios, literature and life themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Flummox and if you are a fan of progressive, sludge and stoner metal with experimental and avant garde elements, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A National Selection" "Hummingbird Anthem" "Pan's Daughter" and "Bark, Paddle And Ball". 8 out of 10.