Black Claw are a band from Canada that plays a musical style they refer to as black country and death roots and this is a review of their self titled and self released 2013 ep.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the ep giving the music a neo folk feeling along with some aggressive vocals a few seconds later as well as some clean singing and death metal growls and a touch of grim black metal vocals and the music also brings in a small amount of keyboards and spoken word parts at times.
Elements of country, bluegrass and Americana can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while the electric gutiars when they are utilized add in a touch of rockabilly and some of the tracks also bring in influences from punk and goth into the musical style and there is also a brief use of female vocals.
Black Claw plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in country, bluegrass and folk music but also add in elements of death and black meal to create some very original sounding music, t he production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Black Claw are a very great sounding mixture of black country and death roots and if you are looking for something different, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Factual Accusations" and "Find The End". 8 out of 10.