Tag: Sludge

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Morbid Evils – Deceases Review

Ah, Finland. A land known for all the finer things metal. And recently, a pretty surprising crop of young hockey stars. In 2015, the fine drinking water of Finland produced Morbid Evils, a project put

Hell – Hell Review

We all have those transcendent moments during our exploration of this genre where something manages to redefine the HEAVY part of heavy metal. Old dogs will cite interminable examples from the earliest days, as well

Tombs – The Grand Annihilation Review

Tombs presents me with something of a conundrum. Ordinarily, if you handed me a record and said, “Check this out: It’s a hybrid of black metal and NeurIsis post metal,” I’d thank you and nod,

Succumb – Succumb Review

Many moons ago, a friend of mine convinced me to give a strange blend of juice from an eclectic little grocery store in a weird little neighborhood near my work a month-long try for supposed

Bill + Phil – Songs of Darkness and Despair Review

“Bill” is Bill Mosely, noted horror movie icon. Bill is no stranger to music, having previously collaborated with Buckethead on a project called Cornbugs; he also has a solo album entitled Spider Mountain. He wrote

Hark – Machinations Review

If the life experiences and environment of an artist affect the music she creates, then it’s only natural that the life experiences and environment of a listener should also affect the way she experiences music.

Unearthly Trance – Stalking The Ghost Review

Friends, here is an incomplete list of things for which I have a wafer-thin patience: – Fascist apologetics – The patriarchy – Typos and grammatical errors on businesses and in ad copy – Anthrax (the

Hazzard’s Cure – Smoke Iron Plunder Review

Look, I get it: You don’t like to have fun anymore. No one does. Politics suck, the weather sucks, your rent/mortgage sucks, your job sucks, the universe sucks. Why, just the other day I saw

Sumac – What One Becomes Review

Say what you want about Aaron Turner, just don’t call him lazy. Since the dissolution of his band Isis in 2010, Turner has found plenty of ways to keep himself occupied, most of which involve creating excellent

Conclave – Sins Of The Elders Review

I have been sitting in this Conclave album for a couple of weeks, playing it and trying to pin down my impressions of it. I’ve said in the past that sludge is a strange animal