Chrch are a band from Sacramento, California that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of doom and sludge metal with some psychedelic and drone elements and this is a review of their 2018 album "Light Will Consume Us" which will be released in May by Neurot Recordings.
Ambient style drones start off the album along with some clean guitars a few seconds later while all 3 of the tracks are very long and epic in length as well as some whispers also being added into certain sections of the recording and the drums also gives the songs more of a ritualistic feeling.
Female vocals along with some spoken word parts are also a very huge part of the recording while the riffs also bring in the heaviness of sludge and doom metal along with the solos and leads also giving the songs a more melodic and atmospheric post metal feeling as well as the music also bringing in a great amount of aggressive screams and growls.
The riffs also bring in a small amount of dark sounding melodies at times while there is also a brief use of clean male vocals as the album progresses along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them as well as the songs also bringing in a small amount of psychedelic rock elements and on the closing track the music speeds up a little bit and also adds in a small amount of blast beats.
Chrch creates another recording that remains true to their mixture of drone, sludge and doom metal and also adding in more psychedelic rock elements this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Chrch and if you are a fan of drone, doom and death metal, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Aether". 8 out of 10.