fter the Sludge movement jumped over the Atlantic it
found a rich soil on the Island. The diversity of the British sludge bands
reminds of the wealth and indefiniteness of the indie culture from the
90es. The multitude of paths on which the bands walk to examine the music
opportunities leads to different and hard for defining results.
recently founded band from Birmingham gathered the garage culture, the punk
attitude, plenty of influences, and extreme music form. As if the slow
rhythms, the emphasized bass and the aggressive vocals of the quintet meets
doom metal with beatdown hardcore influences. The
songs are rather short for the gender and this is one of the reasons they
could hardly catch you as gender and message. The boys still experiment
with music approaches without unfolding their final ideas. On the other side they cannot bore the
fans of the short forms in such a way, and they can attract admirers of the
heavy riffs are combined with the slow main melody of the songs. The strong
harsh sometimes expresses emotions, and sometimes remains insensible.
Classic doom metal approaches meet typical for the sludge metal sound
production. Echo from high guitar sound accompanies almost the whole album
making it psychedelic. The feeling of something unsaid and something
punkish remains in the songs. The common impression from the diverse
influences reminds the stylishness, while the
classic approaches carry the memory for combination of conventional rock
and progressive OPIUM LORD will be
pleasant for a wide circle of fans of the hard genders in metal.
For a wider circle of fans they may remain misunderstood. As if their music
is frozen waiting for its own development.