Caulfield are a Sludge/Doom/Hardcore/Crust/Black Metal Band from Sacramento; USA.
I have seen their stuff reviewed on various blogspots and magazines but I never took any notice. But I wish I had.
As I have missed out on some of the best music in that Genre of Music they currently play.
The guys released their new record S/T or Untitled as its called in 2010 which is available to download from BandCamp or their BlogSpot Page for free
You can download their previous releases for free from here from their Blogspot Page as well
These guys play the same sort of music as ISIS and Wolves In The Throne Room with Hardcore Crust Punk Sludge Overtones.
Their 2010 "Untitled" is simply astonishing. You get 5 tracks on for 25 mins. Don't let the short running time put you off. This is a pulsating and brutal onslaught from the start.
The first track “The Calm” is anything but. It is only on for 1.45 minutes but it shows you what these guys can do. A great short start to the album.
The next track “Those Who Deny” is the highlight of this excellent release. An 11.43 epic track that starts off slowly but quickly descends into brutal chaos. Parts Sludge, Doom, and Hardcore but with an eerie ambient tone in the background. Wait till the 2:30 minute mark until everything explodes into a loud burst of Sludge/Hardcore greatness.
3rtd Track Interlude is just that. A Short Interlude of heavy guitars and powerful drumming that quickly goes into the next track. This is an outstanding track as it shows what these guys can do in a short space of time.
The 4th track – “Set Fire To The Heavens” is a 6 minute blast of pure Sludge/Hardcore Fury with heavy drumming and fast intricate guitar work. With some great vocals added to the mix. Imagine Wolves In The Throne Room doing Speed Metal and this is what they would sound like especially from the 1st minute of the track. This track does go from slow to fast, fast to slow then back to fast for the last 90 seconds or so. Amazing track, which showcases the band’s overall talent for Noise and Destruction.
The 5th Track is called “Holy Storm” which ends things nicely. And by nicely I mean more hardcore/sludge/black-metal carnage. With some excellent guitar and drumming work.
An awesome release from a talented bunch of guys. Definitely download this release. You wont regret it.
Download all of their stuff from their blogspot.
If your into THOU, ISIS, Wolves In The Throne Room and other like minded bands then you will find much to admire here.
Check Out The Guys Here:
MySpace - Links available there to download previous releases.
Check the guys playing "Leeches" from their 2009 Live Cassette Release/Demo Release. Available to download from their BlogSpot or MySpace Page.