Gatecreeper are a band from Arizona that plays a mixture of crust, doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Sonoran Depravation" which will be released in October by Relapse Records.
A very heavy guitar sound starts off the album along with some melodies and you can hear a lot of 90's Swedish influences in the bands musical style while the vocals are mostly death metal growls and they also mix in a great amount of crust and d beat elements while the slower sections of the songs are very heavily influenced by doom metal.
When solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark, melodic and old school fashion and the songs bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and while the music is mostly rooted in the past the production gives the tracks a more modern feeling and blast beats can be heard during the faster sections of the songs and the whole album also remains very heavy from beginning to ending of the recording.
Gatecreeper plays musical style that is mostly rooted in the early 90's Swedish death metal genre while the doom and crust elements makes the songs stand out a bit more, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover substance abuse, apathy and death themes.
In my opinion Gatecreeper are a very great sounding mixture of crust, doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out the band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Craving Flesh" "Rotting As One" "Lost Forever" and "Grotesque Operations". 8 out of 10.