Godhunter are a band from Tucson, Arizona that h as been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of and doom metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Codex Narco" which will be released on cassette in May as a joint effort between Battleground and Baby Tooth Records.
Distorted amp sounds start off the album along with some drum beats a few seconds later and after awhile heavy sludge/doom metal riffing and melodic singing is added onto the recording and after awhile the riffs also start bringing in a decent amount of melody while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Elements of traditional doom metal can be heard at times while the vocals also mix in some aggressive sludge screams and there is also a brief use of atmospheric synths and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and spoken word samples are also used briefly and a great portion of the tracks are very short in length and all of t he songs stick to either a slow or mid paced direction.
Godhunter creates a recording t hat still keeps a lot of t heir sludge influenced doom metal style while also trying out newer elements into t he songs, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover social issues themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording form Godhunter and if you are a fan of sludge and doom metal, you should check out this cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Like Glass Under Black Fingenails" and "Walking With A Ghost". 8 out of 10.