Coltsblood are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of funeral doom, drone and sludge and this is a review of their 2013 ep "Beyond The Lake of Madness" which was released by Ulthat Records.
"Abyss Of Aching Insanity" begins with some dark sounding guitar riffs along with some drone style bass guitars in the background and after awhile the music gets heavier along with some drums and sludge style screams and the bass guitars become a lead instrument along with some amplifier distorted sounds and after a few minutes there is a brief use of funeral doom metal style guitar leads and a few minutes the song head into a drone direction.
"Beneath Black Skies" begins with some heavy bass guitar riffs and amplified distortion and after awhile the drums and vocals start making their way into the song and a few minutes later their is a brief use of guitar leads before going into a more heavier sludge direction and as the song moves on there are some doom/death metal growls being utilized in some parts which leads to more guitar leads coming in and out along with the song returning to its sludge roots and towards the end amplified drone sounds make their way into the mix.
Song lyrics cover dark myths, legends and history, while the production has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording along with the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Coltsblood are a very great sounding hybrid of drone, funeral doom and sludge and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Abyss Of Aching Insanity". RECOMMENDED BUY.