Methra are a band from Tucson, Arizona that plays a mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Acolyte" which will be released in July by Battleground Records.
Distorted amp sounds start off the album before going into a heavy yet melodic doom metal direction along with some clean singing vocals a few seconds later that also gives the music more of a stoner vibe and the music brings in the heaviness of sludge while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Clean playing can be heard on some of the songs and high pitched screams along with death metal growls can also be heard in the music at times and some of the riffs also bring in elements of crust and all of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction while mixing in a lot of different style and one track brings in spoken word parts.
Methra plays a musical style that takes stoner, sludge, and doom metal and mixes it with crust and death metal to create a style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes
In my opinion Methra are a very great sounding mixture of stoner, sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Silverbar" "Meridian" "Pike Warship' and "Organ Trial". 8 out of 10.