Wednesday, 25 July 2018

6 NEW BANDS: THE SLUDGELORD's 666 Pack Review (July 2018)

By: Nikos Mixas
Art by: Joshua M. Wilkinson

It’s the July edition of THE SLUDGELORD’s 666 PACK REVIEW!  Festival season is in full swing, temperatures are at their peak and the submissions to THE SLUDGELORD have been pretty good so far this summer, will that trend continue into July???   Hopefully I didn’t jinx anything and it’s time to review bands!  If you’re new to this, each and every month we handpick 6 review submissions and critique them by only using 6 words, then we rate them on a scale from 1 to 666!  Check out our festival themed rating scale below: 

1 – Festivals are light years away for you… 
2 – When the local promoter organizes a “festival”, you might get an invite. 
3 – Not too shabby.  Maybe Riff Fest (UK) or Stoner Meadow of Doom (USA) will notice your chops? 
4 – You just leveled up to Maryland Doom Fest (USA) and Doom over Vienna (AUT) status. 
5 – You’re definitely on your way to getting an invite from Roadburn.   
666THE SLUDGELORD thinks that either a Hellfest, Wacken or even a Download Festival could be in your future one day! 

Caveat:  Even though the 666 PACK REVIEW is meant to offer humorous critique, there are no safe spaces here and your gripes will only make you sound like a bellyacher.  THE SLUDGELORD is a picky listener…and doesn’t care what you think of his opinions….

1). Left To Wither, “Left To Wither” (Lille, France)    Rating: 3                                                    

French bands like to copy Celeste.   

2). Deltanaut, “Part I” (Sheffield, U.K.)   Rating: 5

Guitarist went to school of Hendrix. 

3). Colossus Morose, “Seclusion” (Hanover, Germany)   Rating: 1

Oh mighty Sludgelord! Take me now! 

4). Omination, “Followers of the Apocalypse” (Tunis, Tunisia)   Rating: 3

Funeral Doom from Tunisia. Who knew? 

5). Ildaruni, “Towards Subterranean Realms” (Yerevan, Armenia)   Rating: 2

Soundtrack to eat Lucky Charms to.

6). Dead Sisters, “Dead Sisters” (Massachusetts, USA)   Rating: 1

Beating a dead horse.  Or sister.