Band: Stone Healer | Album: Conquistador | Genre: Progressive metal | Year: 2021
From: Mansfield, USA
For fans of: Howling Sycamore, Baroness, Isis
Over the last few years, I’ve run across a number of bands which fuse the harsh aggression of black metal with more melodic influences and often-clean vocals. Acts like Howling Sycamore and Antisoph were my primary introduction to this style, and Stone Healer is a recent discovery who might be my favorite of the bunch, so far.
Not only do they meld the more extreme end of metal with something a bit more accessible, they often toss in post-metal, folk, and alt-rock touches. This results in a rich, varied record that also feels like one cohesive work.Continue reading “Album Review: Stone Healer – Conquistador”