Saturday, 22 October 2011


Lands is a 5 Piece Post-Metal/Experimental Band from Reigate England.

The members are:

Alex Hooton (vocals)
Phil Bashford (Guitar)
Steve Gush Richards (Guitar)
Stew Gush (Bass)

LANDS have been on this blogspot before here. And their previous release was an absolute blast.

Well the guys are back with their latest EP – Emperor – 4 Tracks at 27 mins in length.

This takes off from where their previous release left off. Just that the riffs and vocals are heavier, harsher and a lot more leaner.

This is leaps and bounds from their last release. Superbly produced and better than before. This EP is full of top notch Sludge/Post-Metal riffs with a great Post-Hardcore edge to them.

The first track “Emperor” is a “7:31” minute blast of pure loud and heavy Sludge/Post-metal gigantic riffs from start to finish. This song really sets the tone of things to come.

The EP never lets rip from the word go. It grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go until the final seconds.

Next up is “King Of Nothing” – Another epic track that starts off slowly and quietly before ending into a huge wall of brutal Sludge/Post-Metal riffs. This song really does take its time building up its ambient atmosphere before all hell and chaos break loose with the loud Sludge/Post-metal riffs. Superb Stuff.

The 3rd track “Never Look Back” is a 54 second cool ambient noise landscape of sounds. More of a breather before the last epic standout track kicks off.

The epic 9:54 mintue “Love Is The Devil” is simply a masterclass in Post-Harcore/Post-Metal. It takes it time to pulvarize the listener into submission. Full of heavy pounding riff after more heavy pounding riff. The vocals are simply a pleasure to listen to. It has the right balance of melody and aggression to make this the standout track of this superb EP.

Lands have truly arrived on the UK Sludge/Post-Metal scene. They can be classed alongside Nasian, At The Empires Of The World, Pet Slimmers Of The Year, WIHT and Zonderhoof as one of the finest Sludge/Post-Metal bands UK underground scene have to offer.

And hopefully like all those bands the public will start to take notice. Superb work guys.

You can download this brilliant EP by popping over to for free digital download for exchange of your email.

Where you can check out their other superb release as well.

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