Swamp Witch are a band from Oakland, California that plays a mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "The Slithering Bog" which was released by Tribunal Of The Axe.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the album along with some melodic doom metal style riffing while the music brings in the heaviness of sludge and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording while the vocals are mostly death metal growls and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion and the music also brings in a great amount of stoner elements while t he vocals give the songs a 90's doom/death metal vibe and all of the songs stick to a very slow, dark and heavy direction from beginning to ending of the recording.
Swamp Witch plays a musical style that takes the slowest and heaviest styles of sludge and doom metal and mixes them in with a death metal vocal approach to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover Occultism, Esoteric, Ancient Myth, Rituals and Psychosis with a Lovecraftian horror vibe.
In my opinion Swamp Witch are a very great sounding mixture of sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Strange Cults" and "Lost Symbols". 8 out of 10.