Recreant are a band from Florida that plays a mixture of black metal, crust, grind and screamo and this is a review of their self released 2011 album "Snakes And Vultures".
The album starts out with a dark and melodic sound along with some violins and after a couple of minutes screamo and crust style vocals are added in along with the music getting a little bit heavier and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
When the album goes into other songs the music becomes a blackened form of crust mixed with grind and screamo as well as adding in growls and blast beats in certain parts of the recording along with a mixture of slow and fast parts and there is also a brief use of spoken word samples being utilized.
As the album progresses clean playing and prog elements are added into certain sections of the recording without staying too far away from the heavy and melodic sound this band creates with their music.
With this album Recreant cover a lot of diversity and originality with their music with the main focus being screamo and crust while you can also hear a good amount of black, death metal along with melody and violins.
Song lyrics cover humorous and everyday themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this album.
In my opinion Recreant are a very great sounding mixture of black metal, crust, grind and screamo and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Don't Kick Guppy" "Crawl" "The Reaper" and "God & King". 8 out of 10.