Dopethrone – Transcanadian Anger (Review)

DopethroneDopethrone are a Canadian sludge metal band and this is their fifth album.

Dopethrone have built up a very respectable discography over the years, and Transcanadian Anger is the latest in the long line of filth-covered fuzzed-up hateful distortion that the band peddle.

For the uninitiated, an overly simplistic description of Dopethrone’s music could be said to consist of the ugliest Eyehategod worship fronted by a black metal vocalist. Of course, that doesn’t really do Dopethrone’s infectious songs justice, but it gives you a good idea of what to expect from their music.

Bleak, hateful sludge mixed with stoner riffs, Southern metal, and vile doom is what we get on this album, 36 minutes of the stuff. If you’re familiar with the band’s previous work, then you know the drill by now; heavy, sickeningly distorted riffs powered by dirty riffs and malignant vocals.

Dopethrone’s songs are always so incredibly catchy and memorable. This may be heavy, nasty music, but it’s filled with hooks and great songwriting.

One of my favourite things about this band is how reliable they are at pumping out ugly stoner-infected sludge metal that’s moreish and never fails to satisfy. They may not be doing anything wildly innovative with the style, but that’s not the point. Dopethrone are all about the hostile riffs and antagonistic blues.

Full of good songs, crushing heaviness, and grim attitude, Transcanadian Anger is another firm win for this charismatic band of misanthropes.

Very highly recommended.

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