Shadowmaster are a band from Sweden that plays a mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their self titled 2017 album which will be released in December by Seeing Red Records.
Spoken word samples start off the album before going into more of a heavier sludge and doom metal direction while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with a great portion of the tracks being very long and epic in length and melodies can also be heard in some of the riffing.
Vocals are mostly angry yet high pitched screams while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with some songs also bringing in psychedelic elements and spoken word samples also return on some of the later tracks and as the album progresses a brief acoustic instrumental can be heard before returning back to a heavier direction and all of the songs stick to a very slow musical style and when guitar leads are utilized they bring in touches of stoner metal
Shadowmaster plays a musical style that takes sludge and doom metal and mixes them together to create a sound of t heir own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion Shadowmaster are a very great sounding mixture of sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Seven Witches" "We Won't Be Alive" and "Under His Black Skies". 8 out of 10.