Here we have 23 minutes of tar-thick and pitch-black sludge. God, it’s great to get completely covered in something as filthy and grimy as this now and again. Continue reading “Black Box Warning – Attendre la Mort (Review)”
Pasung offers up 48 minutes of gritty, American sludge metal, replete with plenty of doom and an ugly blackened patina. Continue reading “Beldam – Pasung (Review)”
Back with their classic lineup, this is essentially a return to Corrosion of Conformity’s Deliverance/Wiseblood days, giving us 53 minutes of Southern metal mixed with good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll attitude. In many ways No Cross No Crown continues on from where Wiseblood left off, and Continue reading “Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown (Review)”
Fat riffs and heavy groove. If this sounds like your thing, then make sure that you check out King Bison’s music. Continue reading “King Bison – Snake Head Burial (Review)”
Cursed Sun combine thrash metal with Southern sludge, a bit of melodic death metal, and some NWOAHM. As we’ll see, there’s more to this band than just this though, and in many ways Cursed Sun channel some quite old-school aspects in their sound. Continue reading “Cursed Sun – The Amygdala (Review)”
Holy shitbastards this is good!
This is Southern-styled metal, with a bit of hard rock thrown in for good measure, as well as some hardcore influences. Sometimes when you think of a band who are described as Southern metal, you can think of tired clichés and generic delivery; there’s none of that here. Continue reading “Tornado Kid – Hateful 10 (Review)”
The Devil’s Own is an album full of choice riffs, Southern metal vibes, and assured attitude.
Recalling years past when bands like Pantera and Lamb of God ruled the roost with their belligerent Continue reading “Methane – The Devil’s Own (Review)”
Devil Gone Public play stoner/groove metal with a Southern flavour. Imagine a mix of Orange Goblin, Lamb of God, Red Fang, Black Tusk, Mastodon, Corrosion of Conformity and Down – this should give you a good starting point for what Devil Gone Public sound like.
This is a riotous, rocking collection of tracks that offer high energy hooks and a filthy disposition.
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For many though this band need no introduction. This is Southern Metal that combines elements of Heavy Metal, Doom Metal and Punk Rock into the 42 minutes playing time.
The songs exude confidence and walk with a cocky swagger. In some ways you could call this “feelgood Metal”. This is good-time Rock-and-Roll that’s the Metal equivalent of easy listening. Almost.
The album has an organic, earthy feel to it with the sound matching.
There’s a very relaxed vibe to most of these songs, with the band sounding loose, almost like it’s a rehearsal. They sound very much at ease with the material and even the more up tempo songs don’t seem hurried in any way.
The vocals are lazily melodic and have an ease of delivery where it feels like his voice just falls out of the speakers.
Ultimately Corrosion of Conformity have a lot of charisma and the songs are easy to like. IX is a good listen.