Maudlin are a band from Belgium that plays a mixture of sludge, experimental, progressive and post metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "A Sign Of Time" which was released by Consouling Sounds.
Drums are all slow playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording, as for the synths when they are utilized they brings elements of psychedelic music to the recording.
Rhythm guitars are all slow riffs that combine sludge with experimental, progressive and post metal together to create a sound of their own with a good amount of melody and clean playing being thrown into the riffing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding post metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to add more diverse elements to the recording.
Vocals range from clean singing male vocals that have a gothic feeling to them at times as well as some female vocals as well as a brief use of spoken word parts, while the lyrics cover dark, esoteric and occult themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Maudlin are a very great sounding hybrid of sludge, experimental, progressive and post metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hours" "Lilith" "Goddess Of The Flame" and "Chasing Shades". RECOMMENDED BUY.