Death Metal Pope are a band from New York that plays a mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 ep "Harvest".
A very heavy sound starts off the ep along with some grooves and melodies and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and after awhile death metal growls are added into the music and the vocals also bring in a clean singing stoner rock style at times while the slow riffs are in a doom metal direction.
Acoustic guitars can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the solo and leads are done in a very retro orientated style and when the music speeds up briefly a small amount of blast beats can be heard along with some elements of crust and d beat while the main focus is on a slower style.
Death Metal Pope plays a musical style that takes doom, stoner, sludge and death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Death Metal Pope are a very great sounding mixture of stoner, doom, sludge and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out t his band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Harvest" and "Young Graves". 8 out of 10.