Ozimina is an invitation to meet the natural world as well as the supernatural. You’re a few minutes into the first song and you feel like you’re running through a forest driven by a strong heavy rhythm, accompanied by melodic riffs and the sounds of nature… … read the complete review on Metalbandcamp.
Ever since Cult of Occult started to pester us with their sludgy mayhem, that is 2011, I am a fan of this French quartet. With their third album “Five Degrees Of Insanity” they, yet again, pour their hateful misanthropic messages on us, or on those of us who are keen on getting tortured by ponderous riffs and […]
Beautiful, unhurried dreamy melodies provide a sense of abundance of time and space, often steeped in compelling psychedelia you can easily lose yourself in, but the next crushing riff will find and destroy you before you realize what just happened. … read the complete review on Metalbandcamp
Highly repetitive and minimalistic riffs, slow and low with a touch of psychedelic sounds create spine chilling atmospheres of a ritualistic brutality and relentlessness. The clean vocals are kind of riding on the drawn out riffs like a surfer on a wave that has just enough tension not to collapse… … read the complete review […]
The opening song “Outlander” is a fast paced blues laden groovy stoner track. With this track the band comes strutting into a dark dive bar, like a genie released from the bottle, blaring boldly: “We are Desert Storm and we are going to set this place ablaze!”. With this magic spell the bar comes to […]
Everything cumulates and intertwines into a seemingly chaotic, painful, violent outburst of insanity – seemingly, because it is nonrandom, it’s carefully planned, with targeted movements and it’s brilliantly executed, This chaos is one of the most “symphonious” cacophonies I ever listened to. It’s a complicated, multilayered and interwoven soundscape, an opus of sound with an […]
With their first full length album Old Wood & Broken Dreams (2014) Atlanta based sludge trio Crawl delivers a chunk of sludge metal that is deeply rooted in southern tradition. It’s bluesy, swampy, heavy, with a thick and sticky atmosphere infused with the smell of whiskey and weed, executed with a laid back attitude, still […]
The Canadian five piece band Corrupt Leaders pack a whole bunch of varying style elements into these four songs with a playing time of about three minutes all together. Besides the crusty punk and grindcore, there’s a strong black metal flavor, especially in the vocals, and there are even some pinches of slow and heavy […]