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Posts tagged "Sludge"
Au-Dessus – End of Chapter (Les Acteurs de l’Ombre)

Au-Dessus – End of Chapter (Les Acteurs de l’Ombre)

Lithuania’s Au-Dessus promise to “push the post black metal borders out” with this album. What I heard in the initial stages was something akin to Novembre, building up in ferocity and intensity. In fact “VI” – “I” to “V” are contained on the band’s debut.. Read More
Ketch - The Anthems Of Dread (Aesthetic Death)

Ketch – The Anthems Of Dread (Aesthetic Death)

Hailing from Arvada, Colorado, a city built on the original site where the first nugget of Rockies gold was discovered in 1850, doom-dwellers Ketch have discovered something far darker lurking in their waters. Anyone dipping their sluice pan in this river will find a mixture of death,.. Read More
Drug Honkey – Cloak Of Skies (Transcending Obscurity)

Drug Honkey – Cloak Of Skies (Transcending Obscurity)

It’s been a long time brewing in the meth lab, we have not heard from musical chemists Drug Honkey since 2012 when they released last album ‘Ghost In The Fire.’ The Illinois based band have always been interesting and I have been following their dealings.. Read More
Warcrab – Scars Of Aeons (Transcending Obscurity)

Warcrab – Scars Of Aeons (Transcending Obscurity)

I like the simple things, in music as well as in life. Let me explain….. Now in “real life” I’m somewhat of an accomplished barbecue chef. While I enjoy, and get a kick out of doing long, slow cooks like briskets and pork shoulders where.. Read More
Gurt- Skullossus (When Planets Collide)

Gurt- Skullossus (When Planets Collide)

Gurt are fast gaining a reputation as British underground heavy metal favourites with a loyal following. Coming from the same mould as fellow sludge lords Bong Cauldron and Slabdragger, they also share a stylistic commonality with North American bands like Weedeater and Dopethrone. Theirs is.. Read More
Treyharsh – When the Sun Sets in the East (TH Records)

Treyharsh – When the Sun Sets in the East (TH Records)

Treyharsh, in case you hadn’t heard of them as I hadn’t, have been plying their dark and heavy trade in Northern France and Belgium since 2011. “When the Sun Sets in the East” is their second album. One thing I very much liked about this.. Read More
Lunatic Hooker - Embracing The Filth (Black Bow)

Lunatic Hooker – Embracing The Filth (Black Bow)

Spawned out of a cocktail of frustration and disillusionment with the music industry, BOSS HM-2 pedals and a mixture of grindcore, southern USA styled Sludge and death metal, London based five piece Lunatic Hooker are certainly an interesting mix, just like their influences and what.. Read More
Phlefonyaar – Septic, Bitter and Hardbitten (S/R)

Phlefonyaar – Septic, Bitter and Hardbitten (S/R)

Phlefonyaar pronounced “flef-on-yar , are a two piece blues doom sludge combo from your worst dreams and your most exciting nightmares. I don’t know where in the UK these guys are from but I think they were deposited from their mother’s wretched wombs in the wrong place... Read More
Coltsblood - Ascending Into Shimmering Darkness (Candlelight)

Coltsblood – Ascending Into Shimmering Darkness (Candlelight)

There is clearly something afoot in the Coltsblood camp, just from looking at the cover of this long awaited follow up to 2014’s Into The Unfathomable Abyss. That debut was a remarkable tomb of blackened sludge and Celtic Frost dragged backwards through a tarpit by.. Read More
Jagged Vision - Death is this World (Fysisk Format)

Jagged Vision – Death is this World (Fysisk Format)

Well, I wasn’t really expecting this, if I’m honest. Of course, judging a CD by its cover can be a risky business at the best of times, but upon looking at the smart monochrome cover of this package, I thought to myself, “oh, this is.. Read More
Interview – MANTAR

Interview – MANTAR

German duo, MANTAR, are in the midst of tearing through Europe, annihilating one city at a time with their explosive blackened sludge interpretations of punk rock. We caught up with vocalist/guitarist Hanno ahead of their show at the Black Heart in Camden – the van.. Read More
Beast Modulus – Being (S/R)

Beast Modulus – Being (S/R)

I had absolutely no idea what this was going to sound like until I decided to just throw it in the player and find out. Apparently although now based in Brooklyn, Beast Modulus started out in New Orleans as a project based on composition of.. Read More