Catapult The Dead are a band from Oakland, California that plays an atmospheric mixture of sludge, doom and post metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "A Universal Emptiness" which will be released in November by Doom Stew Records.
Tragic sounding keyboards start off the album along with some angry sludge style vocals a few seconds later while clean vocals are also utilized at times along with the bass guitars also sounding very powerful and after awhile the music goes into more of a heavier doom metal direction.
When guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic fashion while all of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the riffs also bringing in a decent amount of melody, elements of post rock can also be heard at times as well as some acoustic guitars and growls also being added into certain sections of the recording and when the music speeds up a small amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard.
Catupult The Dead plays a musical style that takes sludge, atmospheric doom and post metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Catapult The Dead are a very great sounding atmospheric mixture of sludge, doom and post metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Anti-Aether" and "Burning Womb". 8 out of 10.