Gurt are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Skullossus" which will be released in May by When Planets Collide.
Atmospheric soundscapes and spoken word parts start off the album and after the intro the music goes into a heavier direction along with some aggressive sludge style screams and the riffs also bring in the more heavy side of doom metal along with one track being long and epic in length.
At times the music adds in a stoner touch and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion and a brief use of clean singing can also be heard and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the riffs also bring in a small amount of melody and some songs also mix in the energy of punk rock and on some tracks the vocals also add in a touch of groove metal and one track also adds in a brief use of saxophones and pianos are added onto the closing track.
Gurt plays a style of sludge metal that is very aggressive and heavy while also adding in touches of punk and groove metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover angry and real life themes.
In my opinion Gurt are a very great sounding sludge metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Give Me The Night, Any Day" "Existence Is Pain" and "Meowing At The Fridge". 8 out of 10.