The Weir are a band from Calgary, Alberta, Canada that plays an atmospheric mixture of ambient, doom, sludge and post metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Calmness Of Resolve" which will be released in June by Sunmask.
A very dark and heavy sludge sound starts off the album along with some growling vocals and after awhile melodic guitar leads become a part of the recording while the slow riffs are very heavily influenced by doom metal and the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody while clean playing can also be heard at times.
Most of the songs are very long and epic in length and the riffs also bring in a great amount of post metal elements and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and they are also able to mix in ambient in the clean guitar parts and one of the tracks is all instrumental while the whole album also sticks to a very slow musical direction from beginning to ending of the recording.
The Weir plays a musical style that takes the heaviness of doom and sludge metal and mixes it with post rock and a guitar orientated style of ambient to create a style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion The Weir are a very great sounding mixture of ambient, post, sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Old Country" and "Rust". 8 out of 10.