Culled are a band from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada that plays a mixture of sludge, death metal and grindcore and this is a review of their 2018 ep "Thin The Herd, Fail To Learn" which will be released on October 26th by Hibernation Release.
Distorted drones along with some spoken word samples start off the album before going into more of a heavier direction while the slower sections of the songs bring in elements of sludge and doom metal along with the faster sections of t he songs bringing in a great amount of blast beats and grindcore influences.
Vocals are a mixture of death metal growls and screams while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some touches of thrash also being added into some of the guitar riffing as well as adding in a small amount of melody as the recording progresses.
Spoken word samples also make a return on later songs while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the closing track being very long and epic in length which also introduces melodic guitar leads onto the closing and the music also has influences of hardcore.
Culled plays a musical style that takes sludge, doom, death metal and grindcore and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are influenced by the writings of Noam Chomsky.
In my opinion Culled are a very great sounding mixture of sludge, doom, death metal and grindcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Divide to Conquer" and "Contagion". 8 out of 10.