Merchant are a band from Australia that plays a psychedelic mixture of funeral doom metal and sludge and this is a review of their 2017 album "Beneath" which will be released in May by Black Bow Records.
Distorted amp drones start off the album along with some heavy sludge style riffing a few seconds later and after awhile powerful sounding bass guitars and drum beats are added onto the recording and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody along with both tracks being very long and epic in length.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they give the songs a retro stoner rock feeling and after awhile sludge style screams are added onto the recording along with the heaviness of funeral doom metal and both of the tracks stick to a very slow direction while also mixing in some psychedelic elements.
Merchant plays a musical style that takes sludge and funeral doom metal and mixes it with a touch of psychedelic rock to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Merchant are a very great sounding psychedelic mixture of sludge and funeral doom metal and if you a re a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Guile As Vice". 8 out of 10.