Sludge

Track Premiere: Timeworn – ‘Night Of Owls’

May 11, 2017

Timeworn are aggressive as they are atmospheric on new song “Night of Owls.”

In The Company of Serpents

April 10, 2017

Ain-Soph Aur
Denver doom/sludge duo wax ecstatic, cowboy-style
dB rating: 8/10

Video Premiere: Beastwars – ‘Some Sell Their Souls’

March 28, 2017

“Some Sell Their Souls” comes from Beastwars’ 2016 The Death of All Things. 

Full Album Stream: Rozamov – ‘This Mortal Road’

March 2, 2017

Rozamov‘s first full-length album is a progressive yet incredibly heavy slab of doom metal.

Track Premiere: Jagged Vision – ‘Euthanasia’

February 28, 2017

Jagged Vision punish the listener with thick riffs and aggressive delivery on “Euthanasia.”

Today is the Day – Temple of the Morning Star

February 28, 2017

Almost four minutes into Temple of the Morning Star is when the infamous fundamentalist preacher says, “Right now I want the undivided attention of every God-fearing American citizen.” And that’s pretty much where Today Is the Day officially began their new brand of misery.

Full Album Stream: Horseneck – ‘Heavy Trip’

February 15, 2017

Horseneck marry sludge and post-hardcore with a host of other sounds to craft their memorable first record, Heavy Trip. 

Track Premiere: In the Company of Serpents – ‘Limitless Light’

February 8, 2017

In the Company of Serpents explore their softer side while also delving deeper into their heavy side on the first single from their full-length. 

Buzz Osborne Talks New Supergroup, Crystal Fairy

February 1, 2017

Crystal Fairy‘s lineup includes Buzz Obsorne and Dale Crover (The Melvins), Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (At the Drive-In, ex-The Mars Volta) and Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes). Find out more about the band before their self-titled album drops. 

TRACK PREMIERE: MOROS “CORROSIVE EXISTENCE”

February 1, 2017

“We’re making sludge through a death metal lens,” Moros drummer Jason Dost tells Decibel. “I can’t say we are a death metal band but the horror and savageness of that early death metal sound influences what we do for sure.” 

Happily, that proves to be a pretty goddamn spot-on self-assessment as one jams this seriously intense, head-turning Moros split with Black Urn  — a straight-up enigmatic-yet-primal nightmare translated into assaultive sound waves.

Track Premiere: Unearthly Trance – ‘Scythe’

February 1, 2017

Bleak, noisy doom is what to expect from Unearthly Trance‘s latest single, “Scythe.”

Track Premiere: Weltesser – “Living To Try”

January 13, 2017

“Living to Try” appeared on Weltesser‘s 2015 demo, but the album version is brimming with even more sludgy, chunky riffs. 

 

Track Premiere: Hark – ‘Disintegrate’

January 3, 2017

The newly-expanded quartet rips into sludgy hard rock on “Disintegrate.” 

10 Not-So-Obvious Influences on Fight Amp

November 2, 2016

All loud things must come to end. And that is why Fight Amp have decided to break up. The band’s own Mike McGinnis offers this eulogy: a list of surprising influences you may not have picked up on. 

 

Video Premiere: Rising – ‘Death of a Giant’

October 3, 2016

Rising took the stage at Roskilde Festival to play for the biggest crowd of their career. They recorded it for a music video for “Death of a Giant.” 

Full Album Stream: Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard – ‘Y Proffwyd Dwyll’

September 28, 2016

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard combine ethereal psychedelic and crushing doom on their latest, Y Proffwyd Dwyll. Stream it now before it hits stores. 

Track Premiere: Ayahuasca Go to the ‘Mountain of Snakes’

September 2, 2016

Ayahuasca set a dark tone for their upcoming album on “Mountain of Snakes.” 

TRACK PREMIERE: SEA Navigate Heavy Waters before Crossing an Ocean

August 3, 2016

Boston post-metal explorers SEA explore the murky depths of post-metal on “Stone Ship” before embarking on a European expedition with WeedWolf.

Fistula’s “Loyal to the Foil” is the Feel Like Sh*t of the Summer

June 10, 2016

Anti-religion, Drugs, Life, Death. Ain’t no party like a Fistula track debut. 

New England’s Conclave Pick Up the Bong, Not the Change

May 25, 2016

Meet New England’s Conclave, who probably don’t have a baseball jersey merch design. 

Mastodon – “Leviathan”

April 27, 2016

Recently, I stumbled across a graffiti mural that read, “Every winner was once a beginner.” This got the gears turning, thinking about how long it’s been since Mastodon was considered an unknown, underground entity.

Make Your Day a Bit Uglier with this Musket Hawk Premiere

April 26, 2016

Equal parts bluesy sludge and trudging grind, Musket Hawk bring the slow despondency necessary on the most hungover of afternoons. 

Graves at Sea

April 18, 2016

The Curse That Is
Turn of the Tide
dB Rating: 8/10