Thursday, March 10, 2016

Torn With Teeth...

Groak - Masticator EP (2015)


Coming out the month before their split with Lugubrious Children, this EP is the first release from the Leeds-based sludgers of Groak, with four tracks of harsh tones from vocals and strings, hard-bashing drums, and plenty of fuzz and feedback.  Deep, slow-moving grooves help pull the tooth-gnashing enthusiasm together into a more compelling experience, but the aggression of it all seems to be the main selling point, with grime and crustiness caked in a thick layer over every moment of the songs.
It's a fairly continuous roll from one song to the next in terms of style, with no drastic jumps in execution or production to cause double-takes.  If you want a physical copy to experience the ride, FHED Records have cassette copies in stock; if digital will do, hop on over to the BandCamp page.  In any event, check this release out the next time you're in the mood for some dirty sludge sounds.
~ Gabriel

For Fans Of;    early EyeHateGod, Gilla Bruja, Gurt, O.D.R.A, Uroboros




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