Posts Tagged ‘sludge’
Posted on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Utilizing Iommi guitar tone, huge drums awash in wide open cymbals, and sludge / hardcore vokills with heavy political / social lyrical content, Noothgrush are the crushing essence of modern doom, the Bay Area’s answer to Corrupted and early Boris.
They are masters of dynamics, not afraid to get quiet and minimal to create space and contrast for the enormous riffing that follows. Roadburn is extremely happy to to welcome them to the 2014 festival where they will be rumbling the foundations of the 013 venue on Saturday, April 12th in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Noothgrush stretch back almost 20 years, but took a 10 year hiatus and reformed in 2011. They have a guitar sound that is firmly rooted in classic doom, but the drumming and vocals put them stylistically in the modern doom camp. Contemporaries of Eyehategod, Grief and Cavity, Noothgrush did their fair share to drive the sound of U.S. doom lower and slower.
Their vengeful, harrowing doom also incorporates some psychedelic elements as well — evidenced by them covering tracks from Pink Floyd‘s Ummagumma — along with lots of space to give the vocals and guitar maximum impact.
Roadburn Festival 2014 will run for four days from Thursday, April 10th to Sunday, April 13th 2014 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Posted on Friday, September 27th, 2013
Over the last two decades, Califorian veterans -(16)- have been pioneering heavy-as-hell, ill tempered sludge metal, alongside fellow luminaries Buzzov*en, Eyehategod and Crowbar (among others). Despite all the anguish, pain and countless lineup changes that 20 years brought, -(16)- remained a dependable source of gutsy, misery infested, torturous sludge, captured […]
Posted on Saturday, July 27th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Ave Noctum: Eibon’s last album Entering Darkness really lived up to its name. The French band delivered a stark, sludgy, doom-etched morass of war hewn grimness that was monochromatic right down to its chilling artwork. The first thing I noticed about the follow up was just how […]
Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Last Rites: “I am Russian. I am soldier. I am ready.” This, the final line of ‘First Narration’, which opens the new album from Athens road warriors Jucifer, sets the stage for what is on the way: sonic warfare. Some eardrums won’t survive. Those that do simply […]
Posted on Monday, June 17th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Infernal Masquerade Webzine: Rounding up our promo package from LADLO productions, today we have another exciting new outfit from France under the moniker Regarde Les Hommes Tomber. With their self-titled debut release, this band manages to blend elements of Neurosis and Amenra and create a very tight […]
Posted on Saturday, August 18th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Writing a title-track to depict a record’s chosen concept, emotion, atmosphere or ideology can often be no simple task. Writing a band-title-track, however, must be an even more well-considered process in order to come up with that perfectly self-defining sound that will inevitably become […]
Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from Metal Review: Something I find very appealing about Utah’s Eagle Twin is the fact that there’s not another band currently kicking around that sounds quite like them. I’ve seen them lumped alongside a handful of other droning sludgers, which I suppose is fair, but this duo truly […]
Posted on Friday, July 20th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from Blistering.com: The staying power of Samothrace’s 2008 album Life’s Trade should not be understated. Melodic sludge at its bare minimum best, Life’s Trade was everything the style is and isn’t at the same time, meaning, that instead of being driven down in an avalanche of messy distortion, […]
Posted on Sunday, July 8th, 2012
Praise for Coffinworm‘‘s Great Bringer Of Night from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Great Bringer Of Night was the 2009 demo from these Midwestern blackened doomlords, and has now been remastered by James Plotkin, had a couple extra tracks tacked on (alternate versions of tracks from their Profound Lore release), and […]
Posted on Friday, June 29th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from Metal as Fuck: Prepare to be compressed by the enormous weight of Adrift for Days‘ Come Midnight album. It’s a beast. A monster. A thing of beauty and awe-inspiring delight; and I love it. From the opening waves of feedback and doomy sludge vibes of i.A Premonition […]