The Moth are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of sludge and doom metal with some touches of thrash, death metal and rock music and this is a review of their 2017 album "Hysteria" which will be released in November by The Charming Man Records.
Death metal growls and heavy riffs start off the album along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them while the riffs also add in elements of thrash and first wave black metal which is done with a modern touch along with some melodic vocals also being utilized on some of the tracks.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion while the slower riffing brings in the heaviness of sludge and doom metal along with some of the riffs also adding in the melody of stoner rock and as the album progresses clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording as well as the music getting more progressive and all of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced direction.
The Moth plays a musical style that takes the heaviness of sludge and doom metal and mixes it in with elements of thrash, death metal and rock music to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and real life themes.
In my opinion The Moth are a very great sounding mixture of sludge and doom metal with some touches of thrash, death metal and rock music and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Empty Heart" "Slow Your Pace" "Loose" and "Jupiter". 8 out of 10.