Musket Hawk are a band from Maryland that plays a mixture of sludge metal and grindcore and this is a review of their 2016 album "Desolate" which will be released in May by Unholy Anarchy Records.
A very distorted sound starts off the album and when t he music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard along with a mixture of growls and screams and you can also hear a great amount of grindcore elements in the bands musical style while the slower sections have more of a sludge style to them.
At times the music brings in elements of crust and d beat and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording while the guitar riffing also utilizes melody at times and one track brings in tremolo picking that is more close to black metal and when guitar solos are finally added onto the recording they are done in more of a dark and melodic fashion while some songs also bring in a touch of stoner rock and after awhile clean playing can also be heard briefly.
Musket Hawk plays a musical style that takes stoner, sludge metal, crust and grind and mixes them together to create a musical style of t heir own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover chaos, disorder and monolithic gloom themes.
In my opinion Musket Hawk are a very great sounding mixture of sludge metal and grindcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Reluctant Punk" "Connois Sewer" and "Candidate For the Knife". 8 out of 10.