Now here we have an album that’s infused with darkness; it’s almost tangible, but in a warm, smoky way. Mixing ugly doom, riff-hungry stoner, blackened sludge, and harsh drone influences into 45 minutes of material, Death Ritual showcases the dark underbelly of doom metal. Continue reading
After enjoying their 2016 split with Agnes Vein, this is my first chance to get to grips with a Sadhus “The Smoking Community” full length album. Big Fish gives us 34 minutes of smoky heaviness and savage stoner doom sludge. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Here we have just over 12 minutes of ugly heaviness, just the we like it for this kind of sludge-driven hideousness. Continue reading
This is a powerful mix of stoner, sludge and doom. Lasting over 66 minutes, the band crawl and slither their way through the playing time with gritty heaviness and slothful aggression. Continue reading
Wearing their influences on their sleeves, Demonsmoke exist in the same world as bands like Eyehategood, Iron Monkey, Dopethrone, and the like. Yep, this is sludgy, nasty, full of infectious heavy blues riffs, and smothered in harsh, hateful vocals. Continue reading
Well, this is very good. Let’s make that clear from the start.
Providing a Continue reading
Ahh, heavy, sludgy doom. Always a pleasure to make your acquaintance.
Deep deathgrowls are backed up by serrated screams; both are very ably performed and both get the job done nicely. The singer’s voice Continue reading
We know No Trust from their début album Unfound, so it’s good to catch up with their latest offering.
I stand by my previous statements about this band – they’re still huge worshippers of The Riff and still come across as a blending of Dopethrone and Chimaira.
The singer’s raspy roar is back once more and continues to provide very satisfying vocals for the unfolding Metallic carnage. His voice works even closer with the music on this EP to produce songs that gel together nicely.
The guitars seem to buzz and rage through the playing time with that interesting combination of Sludge and Modern Metal that they play so well. The production emphasizes the Metal side of the equation, but the Sludge quality is brought out in the music from some choice riffing and the singer’s acidic snarl.
The songs are more developed this time around and the time between releases seems to have been well spent; overall, No Trust sound more confident and professional than ever.
Well, I’m very happy with this. A 31 minute blast of quality Metal is never to be turned down.
Give them a listen and prepare to unleash the fury.