Sunday, 30 November 2014

Slug Salt Lava - Radiated Soundscapes (EP Review)

Radiated Soundscapes EP - 2014 cover art

Album Type: EP
Date Released: 19th November 2014
Label: Self Released
Radiated Soundscapes EP – Track Listing

1.Titans of the Wasteland 04:52
2.Unearthing of the Molten Men 04:53
3.Infested Mountain 04:09
4.Mad Clan Dance 04:29
5.Perished Shores 06:20


Slug Salt Lava is an instrumental sludge band from Istanbul formed in 2014. The music aims to create an ambient of post- apocalypse world in solitude with slow riffs and doomy atmosphere.


Slug Salt Lava is a sludge metal band from Turkey who are starting to gather quite a reputation within the Sludge/Stoner Metal community. Guitarist - Ersin Taş – has been a fan of Sludgelord and a friend of mine for a while. So I wanted to see what this band Ersin is apart of which is kicking up a storm on a few of my pals blogs.

Slug Salt Lava is an Instrumental Sludge/Stoner Metal band that manages to avoid the usual comparisons of instrumental rock/metal bands by forging their own identity. It's an action packed ride that is full of precise riffs with a menacing edge to them. Titans Of The Wasteland and Unearthing Of The Molten Men are the first two heavy fine offerings to pound your hearing into submission. Sludge and Stoner Metal riffs combine for an almost bleak and violent take on the instrumental rock scene.

If you're dig those two great tracks then the rest of the EP will speak volumes to you. Infested Mountain has to be my fave track as it strikes the perfect balance between soulful melodies to the more violent fast-paced sludgier riffs that gives Slug Salt Lava a dangerous edge.

Radiated Soundscapes is an expertly produced EP that shows what these guys can do. I am hoping a full length album will be released soon as an EP is not enough time to showcase what Slug Salt Lava can actually do. I want to hear more from this hard-rocking outfit. Until then this EP will have to do. Do yourself a favour and buy this EP now as it's a must have record. Another bonus point for me is now that I can tell my Turkish Step-Dad that Turkey now has a bona-fide Sludge/Stoner Metal Band that he can willingly disapprove of for being too damn loud!!!

Brilliant Stuff.

Words by Steve Howe

You can buy Radiated Soundscapes from BandCamp now.

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