Usurpress are a band from Sweden that plays a mixture of sludge and death metal with some elements of 70's era hard and prog rock and this is a review of their 2018 album "Interregnum" which was released by Agonia Records.
Melodic guitar leads start off the album along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them while spoken word parts can also be heard at times as well as the music also mixing in a great amount of 70's rock elements and keyboards a re also used at times.
Death metal growls are also a very huge part of the recording when the music gets very heavy while clean singing can also be heard on some of the later tracks along with the slow riffs bringing in the heaviness of sludge and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard as well as a couple of the tracks being very long and epic in length and elements of goth rock are also added onto the closing song.
Usurptess plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in death metal and sludge while the 70's era prog and hard rock elements gives the songs more originality, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death and evil themes.
In my opinion Usurpress are a very great sounding mixture of sludge and death metal with some elements of 70's prog/hard rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Place in The Pantheon" "Late in the 11th Hour" and "The Vagrant Harlot". 8 out of 10.