Dreadnought are a band from Denver, Colorado that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays a mixture of black metal, doom, psychedelic, progressive and post rock and this is a review of their 2017 album "A Wake In Sacred Waves" which will be released in October by Sailor Records.
Female vocals start off the album along with some keyboards a few seconds later that also adds in touches of progressive rock and after awhile the music goes into more of a heavier direction while also adding high pitched black metal screams and post rock style guitar leads onto the recording.
All of the tracks are very long and epic in length while all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them along with the music alternating between soft and heavy parts and the riffs also utilize a great amount of melody as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
At times the music adds in elements of 70's era psychedelic rock while saxophones are also added into some parts of the songs along with the guitars also bringing in a great amount of clean playing and the slower sections of the songs are very heavily influenced by doom metal and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
Dreadnought creates another recording t hat sticks to the black, doom metal, psychedelic, post and progressive mixture of their previous release while also getting more experimental this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon the process of life and death.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Dreadnought and if you are a fan of black, doom metal, psychedelic, progressive and post rock, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vacant Sea" and "A Drifting Reign". 8 out of 10.