Longhouse are a band from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of sludge, doom and post metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "II: Vanishing" which will be released in April.
Melodic post rock style guitar leads start off the album along with some atmospheric sounds and they also mix in with the heavier sludge and doom metal influenced riffing and the riffs also use a great amount of dark sounding melodies and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while t he vocals are mostly high pitched sludge style screams and some of the riffing adds in a touch of stoner metal while growls can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and all of the tracks also stick to a very slow musical direction and clean playing can also be heard briefly and melodic singing along with psychedelic elements are added onto the last track.
Longhouse creates another recording that remains true to the sludge, doom, and post metal mixtures of their previous release, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Indigenous culture themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Longhouse and if you are a fan of sludge, doom, and post metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hunter's Moon" and "The Vigil". 8 out of 10.