Mudbath - Red Desert Orgy (2012)
We're gonna grind it down a gear or two today and give you some good ol' churning sludge. Some gritty almost post metal French sludge to be more precise... Not something you hear everyday eh? But don't be alarmed with the unorthodoxy of such a combination because once again we've been sent a wonderful little gem!
Stepping away from the almost cliché state of the sludge genre Mudbath have mixed things up a little with this 22 minute offering. The gelling together of the usual aspects of down tuned slow churning riffs and tortured vocals is there for sure, but with a little taste of something else, most noticeably a sense of classic Saint Vitus esque doom and even a touch of Aaron Turner style post metal in places. Think of an Old Man Gloom 45 being played at 33 1/3 - crushing yet strangely withdrawn. It's fantastically heavy and creepily crushing all at the same time. Anyone who digs their dirty doom a little on the strange side is gonna love this.
For Fans Of; Eyehategod, Buzzov*en, Melvins, Torche, Norma Jean