Monday, 19 January 2015

Slugdge - Gastronomicon

'Gastronomicon'
Slugdge
2014

Review by Elek Malcolm-Madill

Genre/s: Sludge Metal, Death Metal, Space Rock
For Fans Of: Coffinworm, Lord Mantis, Dragged into Sunlight, Enslaved, Fistula, Lizzard Wizzard
Favourite Track: Invertahate

If you're into doom/sludge that isn't afraid to take itself as seriously as most other bands of the genres do, then Slugdge might just be for you. With most of the tracks being clever, and in some cases hilarious, plays on words, Slugdge have really done a great job of combining a whole assortment of different genres into one colossal, awesome beast- a conqueror worm if you will if you want to suit the gross, subterranean theme of the album. While the band does use some progressive elements in their music, they're nothing to shy away from because of this- the way they've done it actually reminds me a lot of Enslaved on some of their later albums, although I know not everyone is a fan of that. Overall however this is a really great release from a still burgeoning band, the way they've found a strange harmony between aspects of death metal and space rock without it getting stale and gimmicky is a real sign of skill on their part and I can't wait to see what they'll do next.

Tracklisting:
1. Dark Side of the Shroom (2:55)
2. Gastronomicon (7:57)
3. Lettuce Prey (7:23)
4. The Sound of Mucus (5:22)
5. Slimewave Zero (4:33)
6. Invertahate (5:22)
7. Salters of Madness (6:31)
8. Pax Aranea (5:56)

Total Run-Time: 45:59

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1 comment:

  1. So I discovered this amazing blog looking for something else and I find this. Very strange this band are from my home town and I'd never heard of them. Great that blogs on other side of the planet promote amazing music from local bands I 'should' know about

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