Tides Of Sulfur are a band from the South Wales of the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of sludge, doom and death metal with elements of grindcore and black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Extinction Curse" which will be released in July by Black Bow Records.
A very dark and distorted amp sound starts off the album before going into a more heavy sludge metal direction that is also very heavily influenced by doom metal and after a couple of minutes high pitched screams are added onto the recording and they also bring in a touch of black metal.
At times the vocals start to get deeper while the solos and leads bring in a dark style of death metal as well as mixing in other genres as the album progresses while some of the riffing brings in a small amount of melody and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length, clean guitars can be heard in certain sections off the recording.
A brief use of melodic yet spoken vocals can be heard on on of the tracks and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard and they add in even more of a black metal edge to the bands musical style while some of the fast riffs also bring in a touch of grindcore and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Tides Of Sulfur plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in sludge and doom metal while also mixing in elements of death, black metal and grindcore to create a style of their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark and nihilistic themes.
In my opinion Tides Of Sulfur are a very great sounding mixture of sludge and doom metal with some death, black metal and grindcore elements and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Eternal bleeding" "Maltheist" and "Year Of Pigs". 8 out of 10.