Tag: Sludge

Squalus & Shadow Limb – Mass And Power Review

Hello, friend. Have you seen Jaws? I certainly have. It’s a truly great film where Richard Dreyfus yells a lot (like he does in every film) and people get eaten by sharks. You know who

Serpents Of Dawn – Into The Garden Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. It’s been a while since doom has had a big enough year that multiple high-quality albums end up falling through the cracks, but such is the case in

Brainoil – Singularity To Extinction Review

Trends are unstable and often unjust. And really, there’s no better illustration to that point than our dear old friend, sludge. The word itself seems enough to keep anything attached to it chained to disapproval.

Pig Destroyer – Head Cage Review

It’s been six years since Pig Destroyer released Book Burner. Add the additional five years between that one and 2007’s Phantom Limb, and we’re now 11 years removed from what remains as the band’s creative

Nequient – Wolves At The Door Review

Nequient (adj.) — incapable. I had to look that up. So we all learned something here today… Moving forward: I’m not telling anyone anything they don’t already know, of course, but the past few decades

Neolithic / Martyrdod – Split Review

There are only two songs here, so that doesn’t give anyone a whole lot to sink their teeth into. Still, any new Martyrdöd is cause for celebration, so here we go… Composed of current and

Starkweather / Concealment – Split LP Review

The coming together of Philadelphia’s Starkweather and Portugal’s Concealment is a meeting that makes sense on a number of levels. First, both bands have long, sparse histories. Starkweather is of course a somewhat groundbreaking band

Agrimonia – Awaken Review

Agrimonia have as their motif emotionally driven, Opethic death metal songs presented with an epic, slightly black metal and crusty undercurrent. It is a fairly satisfying sound, for the most part. Of course the problem