Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The She Beast Roar

She Beast ~ Felch Queen (2015)


 Australia's She Beast doesn't have any positive themes in their music, in fact, it's pretty much the opposite. Some tracks are long, despondent jams, with droning riffs that don't hit you so much as smother you. Other songs they've made available are fast, driving sludge metal tracks that beat you senseless in the duration. "Felch Queen" is one of the first types I mentioned, opening up with some long and ground rumbling notes, the drums kick in and the track never really moves any faster than at that very moment. The drum rhythms keep driving the song forward, while pulling the sludgy guitars along with it. The sonic equivalent of a getting drug through a field of broken glass by a man with one leg, a painful time spent in a jagged hell. The vocalist screams and growls the song's lyrics, appropriately sounding like the wails of a dying man. I mean all of this in a positive manner of course, if you're a fan of twisted and gnarly sludge metal like me, this band will please you in all the right ways.  If you go to She Beast's bandcamp page though, you won't find any full albums or EPs, just individual songs. But when you put them all together, they work pretty well, and would make a damn heavy demo. 
~Skip

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