Apes are a band from Quebec, Canada that plays a mixture of black metal, sludge, grind and hardcore and this is a review of their 2017 album "Lightless" which will be released in June by D71 Records.
Atmospheric drones start off the album before going into a very fast direction that uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats along with the vocals adding in a mixture of black metal screams and more traditional hardcore shouts and elements of grind are also used in the faster sections of the songs.
A lot of the slower riffing is heavily influenced by sludge along with the tracks also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording and one track also adds in a brief use of clean singing.
Apes plays a musical style that takes black metal, grind, sludge and hardcore and mixes them together to create something original, the production sounds very dark and heavy while t he lyrics cover dark and negative themes.
In my opinion Apes are a very great sounding mixture of black metal, grind, sludge and hardcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Asleep" "Vitric Persona" and "Oblivion". 8 out of 10.