Friday, 22 July 2011

HURON - Mary Celeste Review

HURON have just released their 2nd full-length album “Mary Celeste” 2 years after their highly acclaimed debut album. These UK Sludge Rockers have had praise from pretty much everyone in the UK music scene.

Now the guys are back with their much-anticipated 2nd album “Mary Celeste” which has just came out to buy from all good stockists and the band’s website.

What you get is 10 tracks on for 46 mins or so. The guys style is a mixture of the best Southern Metal/Sludge Metal Bands out there – CROWBAR, CORROSSION OF CONFORMITY and DOWN. With a hint of PANTERA and old style, Thrash Metal bands blended into a great big Stoner/Sludge/Southern Metal Melting Pot.

Mary Celeste is an epic beast of an album from one of the UK’s best up and coming Southern Metal/Sludge Metal Bands.

The riffs are loud, heavy and fast at all times. Ferocious drumming with top-notch vocals to drive you through this muscular slab of UK Southern/Stoner Metal greatness.

The album never gets boring and doesn’t stop until the last note has been played.

If you’re a fan of the bands mentioned above then you will certainly dig this superb release. OK these guys don’t add anything new or groundbreaking to the genre but you have to admit they know how to write a top-notch tune. Which you can headbang to or relax drinking a few bottles of beer to with your close pals.

Full of l great head-banging moments and Southern Metal Guitar riffs on nearly all of the songs. The guys do show their slow and tender side on “Eternal Sea Pt 1“ which is a really cool stripped back 5:51 minute epic of an awesome acoustic track.

Wait until you hear the epic “Eternal Sea Pt 2”. Heavier and angrier than it’s laid back counterpart.

Other standout tracks to check out are: “Blood In Blood Out”, “Branded”, and “SerpentSwine”

However, my two fave tracks are the title track – “Mary Celeste” and “Eternal Sea Pt 2”. Both of these tracks show what these guys are about. Full of hard hitting Southern/Stoner Metal Riffs and powerful vocals that adds to the album’s effect long after you have finished listening to it.

This is one of the strongest Stoner-Metal/Southern Metal releases to come out from the underground UK scene in years.

It was like these guys were brought up in the NOLA territories instead of the UK. If your sick of waiting for the next Down album to be released then check out these guys. You won’t be disappointed.

Mary Celeste is full of great songs, great riffs and is an album you need to get your hands on now.

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Check Out the amazing title track from Mary Celeste.


Anonymous said...

Great review and youve gotta watch these guys live!!

The Sludgelord said...

Thanks for the kind words.

Well if they ever come upto Newcastle Upon Tyne then I will. My neck of the woods. Cheers.