This is a review of an album where Oregon's sludge metal legends team up with the legendary United States black metal act and mix their 2 different style together to create something very original and this is a review of their self titled collaboration which was released in 2015 by At A Loss Recordings.
A very distorted harsh noise reverb starts off the album along with some elements of sludge a few seconds alter and when the music speeds up and adds in high pitched screams the black metal elements really start to kick in and the vocals also get very depressive and suicidal at times and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
At times the music can be very experimental along with one of the tracks being very long and epic in length and they also mix in a lot of percussion's and elements of 80's industrial and noise rock and the slower riffs are very heavily influenced by doom metal and clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and some songs also bring in angry sludge style shouts and screams and there is also a brief use of synths and a touch of funeral doom metal as the album progresses.
The Body and Krieg take the black and sludge metal sounds of their own styles and mix in elements of noise, industrial and experimental to create something that is very different from both of the groups while the lo-fi black metal elements that where present on t he earlier Krieg material is actually brought into the music at times, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark, depressive and angry themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding collaboration from Krieg and the Body and if you are a fan of both bands and experimental music, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Carved In And Caved Out" "Gallows" and "The Final Nail". 8 out of 10.