Dreadlords are a band from Pennsylvania that plays an occult mixture of blues and Americana with a touch of psychedelic black metal and experimental noise and this is a review of their 2014 album "Death Angel" which was released by Not Just Religious Music.
A very dark, distorted and heavy sound starts off the album along with some blues rock style vocals and the music is very slow and also brings in a heavier style of blues rock and Americana that has rarely been done and the vocals also bring in black metal screams at times along with a great amount of ritualistic elements being added into the tracks.
At times the music speeds up a bit with the guitars utilizing tremolo picking while most of the music sticks to a darker direction as well as adding in a great amount of clean parts that bring in a 60's sound to the recording while the lyrical approach is much more darker and evil than what was attempted during that time era and as the album progresses acoustic guitars can be heard in certain sections of the recording.
Dreadlords takes the blues rock and Americana genres and make them more distorted with electric guitars and influences from black metal and noise to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and old school while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism, Necromancy, Anti Christian and Norse Paganism themes.
In my opinion Dreadlords are a very great sounding mixture of heavy occult blues/metal and Americana and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Going to The Will" "Born into the Arms" "Thieves in Faith" and "Take My Soul". 8 out of 10.